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Respected Durban priest dies

Monsignor Paul Nadal died on the morning of 21 January at his home after a short battle with Covid-19.

THE Catholic Archdiocese of Durban reported the sad loss of a respected and most senior Diocesan Priest of the Archdiocese, Monsignor Paul Nadal, last week.

Nadal died on the morning of 21 January at his home after a short battle with Covid-19. Archbishop of Durban, Wilfrid Cardinal Napier and Chancellor, Father Brett Williams, expressed their thanks to Garden Grove general manager, Terry Sterling and his staff at the retirement home in Musgrave for all they did to care for Nadal.

Nadal celebrated his 60th anniversary of Priesthood on 8 December 2019. He studied at St John Vianney Seminary in Pretoria and was ordained by Archbishop Denis Hurley on 8 December 1959. He held a doctorate in philosophy.

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He served as parish priest at Oakford, St Philomena’s and St Paul’s Greyville, was the national secretary of Catechetical Formation of SACBC, national chaplain to Universities and director of Kanyisa Retreat Centre, Mariannhill.

In 1983, Archbishop Hurley appointed him vicar general, a position he held until 1994. Thereafter, Nadal worked as a lecturer at St Joseph’s Seminary, Cedara, for 13 years and served as the Episcopal Vicar for Formation in 2006.

In his latter years, he worked tirelessly for the Denis Hurley Centre and embarked on several fundraising efforts for the centre.

“We extend our heartfelt condolences to Monsignor Paul’s family and friends spread throughout the world. May he rest in peace,” said Wilfrid Cardinal Napier.

 

 


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