Central to the liberation struggle, this Catholic church was a refuge of peace, sanity, and steadfast moral focus for the people of Soweto through the harshest years of repression. Archbishop Desmond Tutu often delivered sermons in this massive church during the apartheid years. It has a black Madonna and Child painting inside and a photographic exhibition showcasing the history of Soweto and its transformation over the past 40 years upstairs. A few years ago, former U.S.
President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton caused a stir here by accepting communion at a service, even though they are not Catholic.