11 bishops dead of COVID in a week Inés San Martín, Crux Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Archbishop Abel Gabuza, who’d been tapped by Pope Francis to replace Cardinal Wilfried Napier as Archbishop of Durban, died on Sunday of COVID-19. His death comes after ten other bishops died during the week of Jan. 8-14 after testing positive with the coronavirus. © 2021 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.