Dublinman Patrick Noonan, OFM, a longtime missionary in South Africa, has receiving an award from the South African mayors for “recording the South African freedom struggle from a pastoral, liturgical and Franciscan perspective.”
His book, “They’re Burning the Churches”,  that recounts his experience working in the townships during the anti-apartheid era, has been published in its third edition. The book was recently read in full on Radio South Africa over a 30 day period.