Mandela, Nelson

In Remembering Tutu, South Africa Reckons With Lasting Challenges

JOHANNESBURG — In a requiem Mass that interwove several southern African languages, in the style of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s own preaching, parishioners at his former church in Johannesburg bade farewell this week to the activist priest who took on apartheid with a message of peace and forgiveness. The service, at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Thursday, […]

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Even in Retirement, Desmond Tutu Remained South Africa’s Moral Compass

Long after he led the nonviolent struggle against apartheid, Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu, who died Sunday at 90, continued to serve as South Africa’s moral compass, even if it meant criticizing two institutions central to his life: his church and the former liberation movement. Though he formally retired from public life in 2010 — promising […]

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