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Suzanne M
Arlington, MA31 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This church played such an important role in the history of Soweto, felt honored to witness where the Truth and Reconciliation hearings took place. Plus, the painting of the Black Madonna is beautiful.
Written 22 October 2023
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Diana H
56 contributions
Mar 2019
A rather large church

It is a very large Catholic church in Soweto. To me it had a very cold and eery feel to it especially if you know what went on in the past. Bullet holes in the glass stained windows are a strong reminder of the horrors of the day. The museum up the stairs was stark and i felt more could have been done to it. The church in essence in my opinion would not warrant a visit would it not have had the history behind it. I am glad i saw it this once.

Written 12 February 2020
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Sarah C
Gloucester, UK895 contributions
Feb 2020
Had a 30 min stop here on an organised tour. The guide, who had lived through the creation of Soweto, the time of the riots etc was interesting and entertaining and interacted with members of the group in a unique way! recommended if you are in the area, but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit.
Written 10 February 2020
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ArdentTraveller
Bengaluru, India183 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Part of the story of Apartheid. Must visit if you are a history buff. There is a guide at the church.
Written 7 December 2019
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Saiqua Ferdous
20 contributions
Nov 2019
A very small church ,inside there is black virgin Mary.A ldy describes about the church. you need only 15 minutes to see the church.
Written 26 November 2019
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Lucinda T
9 contributions
Oct 2019
What an experience. Also had a local to share the experience. It stood in the spot where Michelle Obama gave her speech in 2011 on Women's Empowerment. A must visit!
Written 18 October 2019
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Mame90
South Dennis, MA228 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
We weren’t really sure what to expect here as there’s a pretty mundane exterior to this church.

But get inside and listen to one of the guides tell the stories and show you where key events happened and it becomes an incredibly inspiring place.

You’ll see ongoing reminders of the struggles (bullet holes, broken marble, etc) and stand in the exact spot where Nelson Mandela once addressed those assembled there.

Definitely worth seeing!!
Written 19 August 2019
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Sachin K
New York City, NY5,857 contributions
Sept 2018 • Family
It is the largest Roman Catholic church in South Africa. It is located in Rockville, Soweto. It is often referred to as "the people's church". My family of 4 took a guided tour of this church. The guide was knowledgeable and informative. The church is beautiful. One can see the bullet marks on the ceiling reflecting the brutality from the apartheid era. One gets a better insight on the role this church played as a place of gathering for the then people of Soweto. If one has a pen, then one can sign in the register book and be recognized as a visitor alongside some famous celebrities such as Bill Clinton.
Written 1 August 2019
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Brown_Samantha
Kennewick, WA1,613 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
As part of our full day private tour of Johannesburg & Soweto, we thoroughly enjoyed this Catholic church that played an important role in the history of anti-Apartheid movement. It was a sanctuary to many fleeing the violence of the police. To this day, bullet holes can be seen on the ceiling.

Our guide is this elderly gentleman that have lived around to see many things; he was engaging with the participants. Explaining various areas of the church. It is actually quite large; with many beautiful stained glass panels

President Nelson Mandela established 30 November as "Regina Mundi Day" to honor the church. Some famous US visitors have stopped by: The Clintons; Michelle Obamas. It also has a painting of Black Madonna with Black Jesus.
Written 9 June 2019
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travelMC3
Thibodaux56 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
Stopped her while visiting Soweto, very graciously welcomed by proud keeper of the property, helps you understand the history in a provocative manner
Written 26 April 2019
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