Stephen Naidoo

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His Excellency
Stephen Naidoo, C.Ss.R.
Archbishop of Cape Town
Church Roman Catholic Church
Archdiocese Archbishop of Cape Town
See Cape Town
In office 20 October 1984 - 1 July 1989
Predecessor Owen McCann
Ordination 29 June 1961
Consecration 15 September 1974
by Owen McCann
Personal details
Born 23 October 1937
Cape Town
Died July 1, 1989(1989-07-01) (aged 51)
Cape Town
Nationality  South African
Previous post Monastry priest, teacher
Education Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas
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Stephen Naidoo, C.Ss.R. (29 October 1937 – 1 July 1989), was a South African Redemptorist and archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church. Archbishop of Cape Town from 1984 to 1989.[1]


Born in 1937 in Cape Town in a Indian immigrated family, Naidoo was ordained redemptorist priest in 1961 and graduated at Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Consecrated auxiliary-bishop of Cape Town on 15 September 1974, he became archbishop on 20 October 1984. On 1988 he was prisoned cause his ideas against apartheid.[2]

He died on 1 July 1989.


  1. ^ The New York Times: Stephen Naidoo, African Prelate, Dies at 51
  2. ^ The Most Rev. STEPHEN NAIDOO, 51

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