Wilfrid Fox Cardinal Napier, O.F.M. Wilfrid Fox Cardinal Napier, O.F.M.
Function:
Archbishop of Durban, South Africa
Title:
Cardinal Priest of S Francesco d'Assisi ad Acilia
Birthdate:
Mar 08, 1941
Country:
South Africa
Elevated:
Feb 21, 2001
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English Jan 13, 2017
African Cardinal: If we allow Communion for adulterers, what about our polygamists?
A leading African cardinal has suggested that if Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia actually allows Westerners in irregular situations to receive Holy Communion, it would make the Catholic Church in Africa, which has fought long and hard against the irregular situation of polygamy, lose credibility among its people.
Spanish Jan 08, 2017
El cardenal Napier pregunta si también se puede dar de comulgar a los polígamos
Ante la postura de varios cardenales y obispos de Occidente a favir de que los divorciados vueltos a casar puedan comulgar, el cardenal Napier, arzobispo de Durban (Sudáfrica), ha preguntado irónicamente en su cuenta de Twitter si también debe admitirse a la comunión a los polígamos de África.
English Dec 03, 2016
Cardinal Napier defends Francis’ silence on the four Cardinals’ dubia
Prominent South African Cardinal Wilfrid Napier took to Twitter this week to defend Pope Francis’ decision to remain silent on the questions posed by four Cardinals about whether or not Amoris Laetitia conforms to Catholic teaching on marriage, the sacraments, and conscience.
Spanish Jul 21, 2016
Cardenal Napier ¿La Iglesia debe renunciar a su enseñanza por corrección política?
El Arzobispo de Durban en Sudáfrica, Cardenal Wilfrid Fox Napier, volvió a referirse a la corrección política en una reciente publicación en Twitter e hizo la pregunta sobre si la Iglesia debe renunciar a sus enseñanzas en favor de esa corriente.
Italian Jun 30, 2016
“Scuse ai gay? Dio ci salvi dal politicamente corretto”, dice il card. Napier
Il porporato sudafricano risponde via Twitter al tedesco Marx.
Spanish Nov 07, 2015
El cardenal Napier afirma que África no aceptará una «colonización ideológica» sobre familia y vida
El cardenal Napier afirma que África no aceptará una «colonización ideológica» sobre familia y vida
El cardenal Wilfrid Napier denuncia los intentos de colonizar África con ideología anti-vida y anti-familia.
English Nov 06, 2015
A belated apology to Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier
Crux owes Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier of Durban, South Africa, an apology. Although it’s coming later than it should, this piece is intended to deliver it.
French Apr 14, 2015
Vive opposition du cardinal Napier au cardinal Kasper
Sur Twitter, l’archevêque sud-africain a vertement critiqué le cardinal allemand.
English Apr 13, 2015
African Cardinal Napier Publicly Blasts Progressive Cardinal Walter Kasper
In an unusually public and confrontational manner, South African Cardinal Wilfrid Napier shot off a series of Twitter messages this week criticizing his fellow cardinal, the German Walter Kasper, in response to a Huffington Post article that called Kasper “the Pope’s theologian.”
English Feb 22, 2015
African Bishops Have Higher Priorities Than Communion for Divorced and Remarried
The South-African cardinal discounted a recent report in Crux that suggested African support for allowing such couples to receive the Eucharist.
French Nov 22, 2014
Les responsables du Synode sur la famille reconduits pour 2015
François a fait le choix de la continuité, dans la perspective de la XIVe Assemblée générale ordinaire du Synode des évêques qui se tiendra au Vatican du 4 au 25 octobre 2015. Le Pape a décidé de reconduire les responsables du précédent Synode, qui avait été convoqué sur le même thème en octobre dernier, mais alors pour une assemblée dite « extraordinaire », moins longue et moins large dans sa composition.
Italian Oct 17, 2014
Chi è Wilfrid Napier, l’arcivescovo twittarolo su tutte le furie per il Sinodo sulla Famiglia
“Pace e bene”, ovvero il motto di San Francesco. E’ questo che vorrebbe scritto sulla propria tomba l’uomo che, utilizzando un’espressione poco ortodossa, ne ha “dette di tutti i colori” sulla relatio post disceptationem presentata dal relatore generale del Sinodo, il cardinale ungherese Peter Erdo.
French Oct 16, 2014
Synode : et la communion pour les polygames ?
Le Synode n’en finit pas de soulever des questions inattendues. « Si quelqu’un en Allemagne, divorcé et remarié civilement, peut recevoir la communion sans quitter son mode de vie, pourquoi ne pas faire la même chose avec quelqu’un marié à deux femmes en Afrique?« .
Spanish Oct 15, 2014
El cardenal Napier pregunta si pretenden aceptar también que se dé la comunión a los polígamos
«Si alguien en Alemania que se ha divorciado y vuelto a casar por lo civil puede comulgar sin dejar su estilo de vida, ¿por qué no puede hacer lo mismo alguien casado con dos mujeres en África?».
Italian May 09, 2014
Il cardinale africano a Como  «Liberatevi dai pregiudizi»
«Non temete le differenze». Da semplice esortazione, l’auspicio condivisibile, il richiamo a vincere la paura delle diversità -tema che offre un ulteriore tassello nel percorso delle Primavere di Como organizzate da La Provincia- ieri è stato tradotto in testimonianza credibile.
Spanish May 05, 2014
El cardenal Napier asegura que Sudáfrica ha avanzado mucho en la integración pero está lastrada por la corrupción
«Sudáfrica 20 años después del fin del régimen del apartheid ha hecho enormes progresos en materia de integración entre los diferentes componentes culturales y raciales del país, pero tenemos que hacer más para luchar contra la corrupción». Así lo afirma el cardenal Wilfrid Fox Napier, arzobispo de Durban, en una entrevista con la Agencia Fides, con ocasión de la visita ad limina de los obispos de Sudáfrica.
English Dec 08, 2013
South African cardinal says iconic Mandela had touch of humanity
Nelson Mandela, who led the struggle to replace South Africa's apartheid regime with a multiracial democracy, died Dec. 5 at his home in Johannesburg.
Italian Mar 06, 2013
Conclave 2013: il cardinale sudafricano Wilfried Fox Napier si sbilancia: "C'è l'idea di un Papa tra i 60 e i 65 anni
Italian Mar 06, 2013
Il cardinale Napier: «Sarà un conclave lungo»
Ne è convinto il porporato sudafricano. La sfida della Chiesa in Africa? Essere efficace dove le comunità si sgretolano tra violenza e Aids
Italian Aug 07, 2011
Appello del cardinale Napier per lo Swaziland: sì agli aiuti in cambio di riforme democratiche
English Jul 10, 2011
Swaziland: Statement By Cardinal Wilfrid Napier
German Feb 01, 2011
„Der Volksentscheid über die Unabhängigkeit des Sudan ist ein historisches Ereignis“
German Jan 10, 2011
Sudan: Südafrikanischer Kardinal beobachtet Referendum
Spanish Sept 14, 2010
El cardenal Napier defiende la libertad de prensa
Contra el nuevo gobierno sudafricano plantea una ley que la limite
Italian Sept 09, 2010
Il Cardinale Napier si schiera con i critici della nuova legislazione che limita la libertà di stampa
Italian Jul 22, 2010
Sudafrica: dopo i Mondiali il cardinale Napier invoca la trasformazione del Paese
Italian Jul 14, 2010
Mondiali di calcio verso la conclusione. Il cardinale Napier: hanno unito l'Africa
Italian Feb 24, 2010
AFRICA/SUDAFRICA - "Siamo sconvolti per la mancanza di morale dei nostri leader” affermano i Vescovi sudafricani
Italian Nov 22, 2009
AFRICA/SUDAFRICA - “L’Africa ha bisogno di acqua e non di OGM” dice a Fides il Cardinale Napier, Arcivescovo di Durba
French Nov 22, 2009
Un cardinal sud-africain évoque le combat contre la faim en Afrique
Wilfrid Fox Napier, archevêque de Durban
Italian Nov 22, 2009
Delusione al Vertice sull’alimentazione. Il cardinale Napier: fame e guerre da chi sfrutta l'Africa
German Oct 14, 2009
Kardinal Napier übt scharfe Kritik an Afrikas Einparteien-Regimen
German Jul 24, 2009
AIDS: Afrikanische Kardinäle setzen auf Verhaltensänderung
Propagierung von Kondomen ist nicht der Weg
Italian May 05, 2009
Sudafrica: soddisfazione del cardinale Napier per lo svolgimento pacifico delle elezioni
Italian May 05, 2009
Cardinale Napier: il potere politico, una chiamata al servizio
Commenta le recenti elezioni legislative in Sudafrica
French May 05, 2009
Le cardinal Napier commente les élections en Afrique du sud
Il se félicite du résultat et lance un appel au service
German Apr 25, 2009
Südafrika: Kardinal spricht von "wahrhaft demokratischer Wahl"
English Apr 01, 2009
South African cardinal expresses shock after Dalai Lama denied visa
German Mar 25, 2009
Südafrika: Kardinal, „Schock und Bedauern" über Visaverweigerung für Dalai Lama
French Mar 11, 2009
Le card. Napier met la réconciliation au centre du synode pour l’Afrique
Interview à L’Osservatore Romano
Italian Mar 11, 2009
Cardinale Napier: la parola chiave per l'Africa è "riconciliazione"
Italian Mar 04, 2009
Il cardinale sudafricano Napier chiede alla prossima assemblea di rispondere alle pressanti attese del continente: la parola chiave è riconciliazione.
English Jan 30, 2009
Zimbabwe Crisis Described as Worse than Desperate
German Dec 22, 2008
„Es ist an der Zeit, dass Südafrika Mugabe isoliert“
Simbabwe steht vor dem Scherbenhaufen einer Diktatur
English Jul 17, 2008
Self-control, not condoms, is best HIV preventer, South African cardinal says
Cardinal Wilifrid Fox Napier, the Archbishop of Durban, South Africa, told an Australian news program that a change in Catholic teaching on condoms would not change the rate of HIV infection in Africa. Rather, he argued, positive change would result from trusting people to take control of their lives.
Italian Jun 26, 2008
Durissima condanna
"Le azioni di Mugabe e dei suoi sostenitori sono un'offesa agli occhi di Dio": durissima condanna del Cardinale Napier, Arcivescovo di Durban.
Italian Feb 07, 2008
Difendere la dignità umana
Sudafrica: la Chiesa cattolica condanna il raid compiuto dalla polizia in una chiesa metodista contro rifugiati dello Zimbabwe.
French Sept 12, 2007
Bukavu : visite des évêques sud-africains
Une forte délégation des prélats catholiques sud-africains, membres de l’Institut de paix sud-africain, séjourne à Bukavu, au Sud-Kivu. Pour le cardinal Wilfrid Napier, chef de cette délégation, le but principal de leur mission est de partager l’expérience en matière de paix avec leurs homologues congolais, rapporte radiookapi.net.
Spanish Mar 17, 2007
Un cardenal de Sudáfrica pide al presidente Mbeki que condene el régimen que ha impuesto Mugabe en Zimbabue
El jefe de la Iglesia Católica de Sudáfrica, cardenal Wilfrid Napier, ha pedido al Gobierno de Thabo Mbeki que deje de andar "pisando huevos" en sus relaciones con Zimbabue y adopte posiciones más críticas hacia el régimen de Robert Mugabe.
Italian Jan 15, 2007
Cardinale sudafricano illustra in India la risposta della Chiesa all’Aids
“Siamo chiamati a testimoniare Cristo andando incontro ai nostri fratelli e alle nostre sorelle che convivono con l’Hiv/Aids nelle nostre comunità o in altre zone”, ha affermato il Cardinale sudafricano Napier nella sede della Conferenza dei Vescovi Cattolici dell’India (CBCI).
English Dec 23, 2006
Cardinal Urges Respect, Restraint At Christmas
The Christmas season should be for families and communities to spend time in peace, joy and relaxation together.
English Dec 20, 2006
South African cardinal says churches forced to focus on crime
South Africa's religious leaders must focus on crime because "not enough is being done or seen to be done" by the government and police, said Cardinal Wilfrid F. Napier of Durban.
Italian Dec 14, 2006
Il Cardinale Napier esorta tutti a onorare la propria dignità nel periodo natalizio
E invita al rispetto e alla moderazione durante le feste.
English Nov 08, 2006
SA Cardinal Remembers PW Botha's Psychological War with Catholic Church
Former South African President PW Botha, who has died at the age of 90, “created enormous difficulties for the church” when he led South Africa from 1978 to 1989, according to Cardinal Wilfrid F. Napier of Durban.
English Oct 05, 2006
UK and SA Governments Suffer Cardinal's Ire
South African Cardinal Wilfred Napier believes that the South African Government has got its strategy wrong for combating AIDS by focusing mainly on the use of condoms.
English Sept 16, 2006
South African Cardinal to visit England
Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Durban, South Africa, is visiting England from the 18th to the 21st September for a pastoral visit to celebrate the strong links that exist between the two countries. He has been invited by the National Director of the Association for the Propagation of the Faith (APF) in England and Wales, Fr John Dale.
English Jun 15, 2006
South African cardinal says Zuma trial is setback to AIDS battle
Attitudes revealed in former Deputy President Jacob Zuma's rape trial are a serious setback to the country's battle against the spread of AIDS, church leaders said.
English Mar 12, 2006
Archbishop Ncube answers his critics at the Herald
The state controlled Herald launched a blistering attack on Bulawayo Catholic Archbishop Pius Ncube last week and called for his excommunication from the Church. The cleric has for years been on the receiving end of threats, both verbal and physical, because of his outspoken condemnation of the ZANU PF regime.
English Mar 11, 2006
Clergy: Mbeki lacks will to tackle Zim
The head of Southern African Catholics says he and other church leaders have told President Thabo Mbeki to impose sanctions against President Robert Mugabe’s government but the South African leader will not do it because he lacks the political will.
English Jan 07, 2006
Cardinal quashes gay priesthood protests
South African men with "deep-seated" homosexual tendencies, who were barred from becoming priests in the Catholic church, had no reason to take the issue to the Constitutional Court, according to Catholic leader Cardinal Wilfred Napier.
Spanish Sept 28, 2005
Cardenal pide fin de andar 'pisando huevos' con Zimbabue
El jefe de la Iglesia Católica de Sudáfrica, cardenal Wilfrid Napier, pidió al Gobierno de Thabo Mbeki que deje de andar 'pisando huevos' en sus relaciones con Zimbabue y adopte posiciones más críticas hacia el régimen de Robert Mugabe.
Italian Sept 28, 2005
“Proclamando la vita per tutti- testimoniate, liberate, insegnate e celebrate”
Un incontro all’insegna dell’universalità della missione della Chiesa e una dimostrazione che non esiste più un nord e un sud all’interno del mondo cattolico. È quanto rappresenta la visita del Cardinale Wilfrid Napier, Arcivescovo di Durban in Sudafrica, nella diocesi di Wollongong in Australia. Il Cardinale sudafricano ha preso parte alla cerimonia di presentazione del mese missionario che si è svolta nella diocesi australiana il 4 settembre.
German Sept 28, 2005
Kardinal für klare Aids-Kampagne
In vielen Ländern Afrikas ist Aids das größte Problem - und das größte Tabu. Südafrika zum Beispiel. Dort starb selbst Nelson Mandelas ältester Sohn an Aids - aber eine klare Aufklärungskampagne über die Krankheit gibt es im Land nicht. Zum Ärger von Kardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier aus Durban.
Spanish Sept 24, 2005
El cardenal de Sudáfrica ilustra la fe de los africanos
El cardenal Wilfrid Fox Napier OFM, arzobispo de Durban (Sudáfrica) y vicepresidente de la Conferencia Episcopal Sudafricana, ilustra en esta entrevista concedida a Zenit (21 septiembre 2005) la situación de la Iglesia en Sudáfrica y la compara con la fe en el mundo occidental.
English Aug 06, 2005
South African aid to Zimbabwe gets 'no' vote from Cardinal Napier
South Africa would be "most reckless" to send aid to Zimbabwe, which is "in absolute chaos," said the president of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference.
English Jul 23, 2005
Mugabe's conduct in Zimbabwe undermining the whole of Africa
The head of the Roman Catholic Church in South Africa, Cardinal Wilfred Napier, has said Robert Mugabe's conduct in Zimbabwe is undermining every reason why the West should help Africa.
Polish Jun 17, 2005
Kard. Napier o wizycie "Ad limina" i Kościele w RPA
Najważniejszą rzeczą dla nas podczas tej wizyty "Ad limina" jest spotkanie z Benedyktem XVI i poznanie jego wizji Kościoła oraz praktycznych możliwości więzi między Konferencjami Biskupów a Watykanem – stwierdził arcybiskup Durbanu w RPA. Kardynała Wilfrida Foxa Napiera zapytaliśmy, co jest największym wyzwaniem stojącym przed afrykańskim Kościołem?
English Apr 28, 2005
Developing countries have a lot to do
Wilfred Napier, South Africa's cardinal, says churches from the developing world have to work hard to produce someone who can assume the papacy when the next conclave meets.
English Apr 17, 2005
The Vatican lacks a "sufficient sensitivity to African Churches”
Also on Oct. 21, I was asked to sit in on a CNN interview with Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier of Durban, South Africa. It was perhaps the third or fourth time I've had an extended talk with him. A Franciscan, Napier comes across as a quiet, moderate man with impressive pastoral instincts.
English Apr 14, 2005
Brother Wilfrid Fox Napier, OFM
The Holy Father, at the Angelus on Sunday 28th January 2001, announced seven more Cardinals, among them the Franciscan Archbishop of Durban (Republic of South Africa).
English Jan 28, 2005
Condoms 'clearly don't work'
The head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference in Southern Africa, Cardinal Wilfred Napier, criticised the government on Monday for promoting condoms in the fight against HIV/Aids "when it's clearly not working".
English Oct 21, 2004
Interview with Cardinal Napier
A month after Cardinal Wilfrid Napier received the red hat from the pope, Southern Cross editor Gunther Simmermacher, spoke to the cardinal to learn more about the man behind the public persona (March 25 & April 1, 2001).
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