Wilfrid Napier

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Wilfrid Napier

Archbishop Emeritus of Durban
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Napier on 17 October 2018 in Rome.
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed29 May 1992
Term ended9 June 2021
PredecessorDenis Eugene Hurley
Other postsCardinal-Priest of San Francesco d’Assisi ad Acilia (2001-)
Ordination25 July 1970
by John Evangelist McBride
Consecration28 February 1981
by Denis Hurley
Created cardinal21 February 2001
by Pope John Paul II
RankCardinal Priest
Personal details
Birth nameWilfrid Fox Napier
Born (1941-03-08) 8 March 1941 (age 81)
Swartberg, Cape, Union of South Africa (modern-South Africa)
NationalitySouth African
DenominationCatholic (Roman Rite)
Previous postApostolic Administrator of Kokstad (1978-80)
Bishop of Kokstad (1980–92)
President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (1987-93; 2000-08)
President of Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (1988-94; 2003-06)
Archbishop of Durban (1992-2021)
Apostolic Administrator of Umzimkulu (1994-2008)
MottoPax et Bonum
("Peace and all good")
Coat of armsWilfrid Napier's coat of arms

Wilfrid Fox Napier OFM (born 8 March 1941) is a South African prelate of the Catholic Church. He was Archbishop of Durban from 1992 to 2021. He has been a cardinal since 2001. He was Bishop of Kokstad from 1981 to 1992.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Stober, Paul; Ludman, Barbara (2004). The Mail & Guardian A - Z of South African Politics:The Essential Handbook. South Africa: Jacana Media. pp. 97–8. ISBN 9781770090231.