Cardinal assesses strengths, weaknesses of Africa
CWN - January 03, 2012
One of Africa’s leading cardinals has assessed the continent’s strong and weak points during 2011.
Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban, South Africa--appointed by Pope Benedict as one of the three presidents-delegate of the 2009 Synod of Bishops for Africa--told Vatican Radio that the independence of South Sudan, the Pontiff’s apostolic journey to Benin, and the democratic impulses behind the Arab Spring uprisings were among the highlights of 2011. Negative aspects included contested elections, corrupt leaders, and Muammar Gaddafi’s decision to cling to power in Libya.
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