A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church
Topic: Nelson Mandela
For whatever reason, unlike Alison Davis, he never got to appreciate the sacredness of life
Will the public barracking of the South African president mark the beginning of the end for the politics of wishful thinking in Africa?
Even the very greatest saints in the Christian calendar, like Francis of Assisi, are only “Christ-like” insofar as they have come to reflect their divine Master
The South African hero shows that even the secular world needs its saints
Catholics supported former South African president’s struggle against apartheid