South African Cardinal to speak at Catholic U.

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South African Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, archbishop of Durban, will present "Pax et Bonum - A Pious Greeting or a Life-Changing Challenge: The Challenge of Reconciliation in Southern Africa" at Catholic University in Washington, Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, 620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, Feb. 17 at 4:30 p.m.

Cardinal Napier will deliver the annual Cardinal Dearden lecture in Catholic U.'s Caldwell Auditorium Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m. Hosted by the School of Theology and Religious Studies, the lecture was established in 1982 to honor the late archbishop of Detroit who was known for his dedication to promulgating the teachings of Vatican II in the United States.

Cardinal Napier was appointed archbishop of Duban in 1992 and was elevated to cardinal in 2001 by Pope John Paul II. During political unrest in South Africa, Cardinal Napier was involved in the negotiation with national and church leaders and was present for the signing of the Peace Accord in 1991 and the subsequent 1994 elections. He is known for his active participation on the pontifical council for health care workers and is co-president of the Ordinary Synod on the Family.

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Contact the School of Theology and Religious Studies at 202/319-5683.

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