Durban, 16 September, 2022 / 8:50 pm (ACI Africa).
The Cardinal in South Africa has underlined the need for new King of the United Kingdom to follow in the footsteps of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who passed on September 8.
In an interview with ACI Africa, Wilfrid Fox Cardinal Napier said, in reference to King Charles III, who ascended to the throne following the demise of the Queen ,“If he follows in the footsteps of his mother as much as he can in regard to the practice and the living out of one’s faith, I think that would be the first thing that is of importance.”
“He's an elderly man by now; he is not that young. So, I don't think one would expect him to change course very much from what he's already been doing,” said Cardinal Napier in the Tuesday, September 13 interview.
The Cardinal who is the Apostolic Administrator of South Africa’s Catholic Diocese of Eshowe further said that King Charles III should take a leaf from Queen Elizabeth II who knew how to draw the line between her role as a Monarch and the role that the government had to play as the political authority in the land at the time.
The Archbishop emeritus of Durban Archdiocese in South Africa explained, “I would advise King Charles III to follow that line of his mother because if the king gets too directly involved, then I believe it blurs the role that that he has to play not just as King of the British nation but also as head of the Commonwealth, an association of 56 independent countries and 2.4 billion people.”