Friday, December 6, 2013

Anglican Communion leaders pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

From ACNS-

Senior bishops from around the Anglican Communion have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela who died today aged 95.

South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon died around 8.50pm local time at his home in Johannesburg surrounded by his family.

Primates from the Anglican Communion issued statements and prayers following the announcement of his death issued by the country's president Jacob Zuma.

Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba wrote a prayer:

"Go forth, revolutionary and loving soul, on your journey out of this world, in the name of God, who created you, suffered with you and liberated you. Go home Madiba, you have selflessly done all that is good, noble and honourable for God’s people.

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