Roman Catholic Bishop Stephen Naidoo has become the first Indian to be consecrated Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, and the city's second non-white Roman Catholic Archbishop.
GV Priests and Bishops entering church in Lansdown, Cape Town, kissing the altar. (3 SHOTS)
SV Cardinal McCann, outgoing archbishop, delivering final address to congregation. (3 SHOTS)
SV New archbishop, Stephen Naidoo, addressing congregation.
SV & GV Cardinal McCann resigning office and changing chairs with Naidoo, congratulated by other church leaders. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: Roman Catholic Bishop Stephen Naidoo has become the first Indian to be consecrated Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, and the city's second non-white Roman Catholic Archbishop. Archbishop Naidoo, 47, was elected last month when Cardinal Owen McCann, 77, retired from the Cape Town Archbishopric, one of South Africa's most senior religious positions. Archbishop Naidoo said he has three main goals: to halt the decline in religious commitment, to help narrow the material gap between the 'haves' and the 'have nots', and to reverse the erosion of human rights in South Africa. The Durban-born prelate was elected to the World Synod of Bishops in Rome four years ago. On November 13, Bishop Desmond Tutu, winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize; became the first black Anglican Bishop of Johannesburg, the second most important position in South Africa's Anglican Church.