South African Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier. There was a disproportionate response to his confused and ill-judged words on paedophilia.  Photograph: Plinio Lepri/AP Photo

Two very different men, two very different mistakes. Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, the Catholic Archbishop of Durban, and one of 115 cardinals w(...)

South African Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier. He apologised today for offending victims of child abuse when he described paedophilia as an illness and not a crime in a media interview.

A South African cardinal today apologised for offending victims of child abuse when he described paedophilia as an illness and not a crime in (...)

Pope Francis is given a yellow Catholic faith bracelet by Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier of South Africa yesterday. Cardinal Napier told the BBC today that paedophilia is a ‘psychological illness’ rather than a criminal condition. Photograph: Reuters

A South African cardinal who helped elect Pope Francis has described paedophilia as a psychological illness and not “a criminal condition”. (...)

Members of the fire and rescue service set a chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Vatican workers hoisted a chimney onto the roof of the Sistine Chapel on Saturday in readiness for the conclave of Catholic cardinals that will(...)