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Nelson Mandela greets John Paul II  in Johannesburg in 1995 (AP)

Catholics supported former South African president’s struggle against apartheid

Eve Farron

My generation ignored life issues in favour of more fashionable topics

Fr Mercer, centre, with Mgr Keith Newton, left, and Bishop Alan Hopes (Photo: Personal Ordinariate)

Fr Robert Mercer’s stand against apartheid was dramatised in a pop musical in South Africa

A southern Sudanese woman shows her inked finger and registration card after voting in Khartoum (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Napier says euphoria of Sudan referendum reminds him of the end of apartheid in South Africa