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Don’t worry! The Africans will save us!!

cause, they’re all conservative and stuff, right?
Cardinal Napier: No more concerns about synod process, optimistic about outcome

South African Cardinal Wilfrid Napier told reporters at a briefing Tuesday that Francis’ response to the letter — addressing the entire bishops’ gathering on its second day of work Oct. 6 — “made a huge difference … in the scale of confidence and of trust” in the pope and the synod process.

After hearing the pontiff that day, Napier said he felt “that the concerns had registered, they were being taken care of and therefore, from there on, everyone was going to work at the synod with all they’ve got.”

The New York Times said so!

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6 thoughts on “Don’t worry! The Africans will save us!!”

  1. bigfred says:

    From the underhanded and sleazy book of political correctness, Book 1, Chapter 1, Verse 1 ad nauseum ad infinitum: It’s “racism!”, it’s “racism”! Waaaah! Homophobe, xenophobe, waaaaah! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

  2. J Agnessini says:

    Invoking the attitude of wealthy British aristocrats to infer the incompetence of two respected Cardinals and educated black men is at best smug, at worst racist.

  3. Barbara says:

    There has always been something about this man, and Cardinal Sarah too, that was not quite, quite – as anyone on Downton Abbey might put it.

    Many of the African Bishops sound fine one day, then their “particular church-ness” comes out the next.

    Many of us here took Francis’ intervention after “the letter” as threatening and very, very ominous. But, hey I’m glad Napier feels good.

  4. bigfred says:

    Well, is this political and career-preserving, or is it that Napier just can’t absorb the fact that Francis is a liar and conniver?

  5. James C says:

    On ‘Downton Abbey’ Sunday night, Neville Chamberlain made an appearance. The Dowager Countess of Grantham brought him out to the house for supper in a last-ditch effort to preserve a local tradition from encroachment by Progress. I think we can have as much confidence in our great African Saviours as Chamberlain deserved from the poor Dowager.

  6. bosco49 says:

    “…everyone was going to work at the synod with all they’ve got.”

    Precious little comfort there, I’d say.

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