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Canterbury statement upon the death of Nelson Mandela

Sending prayers to the family, friends and country of Nelson Mandela, who died today, the Archbishop of Canterbury said Mandela’s life challenges us to show ‘the same degree of humanity, courage and generosity

“The death of President Nelson Mandela was announced in memorable words by president Zuma. South Africa has lost its greatest citizen and its father. Nelson Mandela, fighting to the end, is freed to be with his God in joy and reward for his great service and sacrifice. We pray for his family, for his friends and for his country. We are challenged to show the same degree of humanity, of courage and of generosity.”

 

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