Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, archbishop of Durban, South Africa, is a member of the ordinary council of the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops that begins on Sunday and lasts until Oct. 19.
In this interview with the Register, the cardinal discusses his hopes, concerns and expectations for the meeting that will discuss the theme “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.”
What are your hopes and fears for this synod?
Let me begin with my fears. Perhaps “worries” is a better word. My greatest worry is unrealistic expectations, one of which is the media-driven false hope that Pope Francis is going to overturn, single-handedly, a most...READ MORE