This was according to Human Settlements MEC Ravi Pillay on Thursday.
Pillay was speaking before Kearney’s memorial service held by the province at the Durban City Hall.
“He united religious leaders, he united people in a powerful way. Paddy united people in good times and in terrible times when there was violence in KZN. He was still uniting people post-apartheid when he sat on the commissions for social cohesion after the xenophobic attacks in the country,” he said.
Kearney, 76, the biographer of Hurley and former director of the Diakonia Council of Churches, died from a heart attack last Friday.