Action Alert!
Catholic World News

South African cardinal rues police shooting of 34 miners

August 24, 2012

South Africa’s leading prelate told Vatican Radio that most South Africans remain in shock a week after the police shooting of 34 striking miners.

“The first feeling is a feeling of sorrow and disappointment that this has happened,” said Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban. “The second feeling I would say is a feeling of shock -- shock because we never thought that something like this could happen, and that our police force would be involved in a shooting of so many people.”

“We also need to look at the deeper problems that lie in our society at present,” he added, “and one of the deepest problems, I believe, is that life has lost its meaning, has lost its value for many people.”


Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.