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Lest We Forget! Archbishop Desmond Tutu 26/12/2021

Remembering Desmond Tutu

Remembering Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The world stopped as news of Archbishop Tutu’s death echoed globally, we in South Africa were shattered!

A Nobel Peace Prize winner and an uncompromising adversary of apartheid, His Grace worked tirelessly, though non-violently, for its downfall. From the pavements of resistance to the pulpits of the world’s great cathedrals and places of worship, and the prestigious setting of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, the Arch distinguished himself as a non-sectarian, inclusive champion of universal human rights.

His hard-hitting messages warmed grim protests, funerals, and marches. Tenacious and uncompromising when it came to the injustices of the poor and downtrodden, he was a formidable force, and apartheid leaders learned not to discount his uncanny talent for quoting apt scriptures to harness righteous support for change. Asked once how he wanted to be remembered, he told The Associated Press: He loved. He laughed. He cried. He was forgiven. He forgave. Greatly privileged. 

You will never be forgotten!

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