South African cardinal dislikes conservative/liberal labels

A South African cardinal has objected to people trying to pigeonhole synod fathers as conservatives and liberals.

Writing in the Catholic Herald, Cardinal Wilfred Napier stated: “I am never at ease where people are busy fitting everyone into one or other pigeonhole, camp or category in order to predetermine what they are going to say even before the debate starts.”

“The more controversial the question, the more rigidly they want to confine you to your box.

“In my experience, no human being can possibly be fitted fully into the ‘conservative’ or ‘liberal’ box.

“Therefore, it is not only unfair but also untruthful to label people in this way.”

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