‘Prayer session in honor of Arch Tutu’ – SABC News
Tributes continue to flow, following the death of Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu. The Holy Family Care Center in Ofcolaco, outside Tzaneen, Limpopo, held a prayer session in her honor, in the midst of the Goodwill Day celebration.
Leaders at the center say Tutu inspired them in their work caring for vulnerable children.
Sister Sally Duigan says, âFor me, I just remembered the Truth and Reconciliation Commission so clearly, how compassionate and kind it was to the abusers, the victims and their families. And I just think we’ve lost an absolute legend in the Christian church. and I pray that others will stand up like him and give that kind of testimony to the rest of the world. I am sad for his family, but I know he was not well, and we will have peace now.
Father Charles Phiri says: âHe has been living for a long time. For a long time. He has played an important role in South African politics and that is why I think our condolences are extended to the family and friends around him and to all who know him.
said Sister Jeanne Futwembu. âI was very upset because he was a very good bishop. Sometimes I watch TV and he gave a speech to fight for the truth and he asked all the South African people to do the right way, to build peace, love. He knows the culture in South Africa and helps South Africans to be people of peace, love and faith in God. It’s for me.”
“Sowing the seed of forgiveness”
A Kimberley-based priest said the late Archbishop sowed the seed of forgiveness and people should continue to honor his legacy.
Catholic priest Victor Tlholo of St. Mary’s Cathedral says many leaders can learn from Tutu’s example.
âArchbishop Desmond Tutu was the man I knew as a man who practiced forgiveness in South Africa, in particular, with Truth and Reconciliation where he was involved in asking people to forgive themselves despite what happened. Whatever difficulties they have faced in their own life. He reminded us that our God is a forgiving God and this is what I remember him – because he was a man of forgiveness and wanted people to be reconciled with one another.
The South African Council of Churches called on people to celebrate the life and ministry of the late Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
They described the revered cleric as a witness to the righteousness God demands of all of us.
âWe are committed to honoring the works and memory of our beloved ‘Ark’, even as we all call to celebrate the life and ministry of such a powerful witness to the righteousness God demands of us all. May his soul rest in eternal peace. “
Former Public Protector Professor Thuli Madonsela said the late Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu left a rich legacy of speaking the truth to power about forgiveness, justice, integrity and peace.
Tutu died Sunday morning at the age of 90.
Tutu’s activism and advocacy work is praised around the world. In Cape Town, many thanked him for his dedication and love for humanity.
The Archbishop will always be remembered as the man who stood up for everyone, regardless of color or sexual orientation.
“I will always remember him for how he put peace first and always wanted to promote justice and equality for all.” âArchbishop Desmond Tutu leaves a rich legacy, he dedicated his life to South Africa. “The greatest influence I saw from him was his ability to comment on the issues of what was going on in society without fear of favor, but without straying from the word of God.”
Book of condolences
Capetonians who wish to share their fond memories of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu have been asked to sign a condolence book at any office in the city on the metro. These include the Civic Center in Cape Town’s CBD and the sub-council offices.
Social media reaction:
The passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of mourning in our nation’s farewell to a generation of exceptional South Africans who left us a liberated South Africa. pic.twitter.com/vjzFb3QrNZ
– Cyril Ramaphosa (@CyrilRamaphosa) December 26, 2021
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has passed away. This is the most devastating news to wake up to ðð MHSRIP and thank you for all you do for us as an Arch Nation ðð
– Leanne Manas (@LeanneManas) December 26, 2021
– Hotstix (@siphohotstix) December 26, 2021
Condolences to the family of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who died today at the age of 90. Activist for freedom and human rights, I hope he is back and enjoying the company of his almighty father whom he served so well.
– Mbali Ntuli (@mbalimcdust) December 26, 2021
It is extremely painful to note the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He was one of the best of us. He brought light to darkness and lightness to heaviness. Sincere condolences to Mam Leah, family, friends and staff. May his invincible soul #TEAR #RIPDesmondTuTu pic.twitter.com/iCzsdefOvG
– Prof Thuli Madonsela #SocialJustice (@ ThuliMadonsela3) December 26, 2021
– phumla williams (@mirriamp) December 26, 2021
In Desmond Tutu’s eyes, we saw the love of Jesus. In his voice we heard the compassion of Jesus. In his laughter, we heard the joy of Jesus. It was beautiful and courageous. His greatest love is now realized as he meets his Lord face to face.
Full declaration: https://t.co/E4U9AIVzzi pic.twitter.com/bYfuYyz56B
– Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) December 26, 2021
âMay the waters of healing flow from Pretoria today to purify our country, purify its people, and bring unity and reconciliation. Â»Bishop Desmond Tutu
– Minister of Justice and Correctional Services ð¿ð¦ (@RonaldLamola) December 26, 2021