The ashes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s national hero for his fight against apartheid, were deposited on Sunday (2) in his former parish in Cape Town, the day after the South African Championships. funeral and burial.
“The remains of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu have been deposited at St George’s Cathedral for a private family worship service,” the Anglican Church said in a statement.
His widow, known as Mama Leah, attended the religious ceremony.
The ashes now rest in a special place in front of the main altar, under a stone engraved in large letters: “Desmond Mpelo Tutu October 1931 – December 2021 Archbishop of Cape Town 1986-1996”.
South Africa hailed Saturday’s world record (1) at a low-key funeral, he wishes.
The corpse of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been ground to dust by wetting, a method of water burning that is an environmentally sound alternative to conventional systems.
Members of the Desmond Tutu family walk past a wall of souvenirs filled with flowers and messages of condolence left by the public in front of St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa – Photo: REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham
Tutu emerged in the worst years of the apartheid regime that was abolished in 1991. He organized peaceful rallies against apartheid and called for international sanctions against the white regime in Pretoria.
After Nelson Mandela was elected in 1994, he chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
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