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South African cardinal rues police shooting of 34 miners

Catholic World News - 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.”

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