Gray 1984 Nobel Peace Prize and Fighter against racism, Desmond Tutu, Buried this Sunday in the old church in Cape Town, One day after his funeral. Tutu’s life was marked by a consistent defense of human rights, which led him many times to stray from the ecclesiastical hierarchy. Openly defending positions in favor of homosexual rights or euthanasia. Archbishop Emeritus He died on December 26 at the age of 90.
“The remains of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu were buried in private family service at St. George’s Cathedral,” the Anglican Church said in a statement.
His widow, known as “Uncle Leah,” attended the service. Tutu’s body turned to dust from the water, A water incineration system is considered an ecological alternative to conventional systems.
South Africa paid tribute to the man on Saturday Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, symbol of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, at a less important funeral at St. George’s Cathedral. The husband of Frederick Willem de Clerk, the widow of the last white president of the country, also passed away recently and current President Cyril Ramaphosa was also present.
The ceremony was attended by former Irish President Mary Robinson and Nelson Mandela’s widow, Grosa Machel; Letzi III, the king of neighboring Lesotho and the representative of the Dalai Lama, a Buddhist religious leader, and one of his best friends were unable to attend due to restrictions imposed by old age and epidemics.
Tutu “was our moral compass, but it was also our national conscience”Speaking at the ceremony, the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa. The African nation has bid farewell to the man who always acted as the “voice of the quiet crowd”, as noted in his sermon by Bishop Michael Nuttall, who worked with Tutu during his tenure as Archbishop of Cape Town. In 1986 a black man was appointed to the post.
“If the Archbishop had been here he would have said, ‘Why does everyone look sad?’ He would have tried to make us laugh.”During his speech, Ramaphosa captured the overall tone of the funeral, which was emotional but joyous and celebratory for the deceased.
The demand mass was marked by restrictions derived from Kovit-19, which forced the number of participants to be reduced to one hundred. Less than a kilometer from there, Dozens of people followed the funeral on a large screen in the street, which was repeated in homes and bars across the country.
The funeral will feature the participation of various singers, the voices that filled the temple as South Africa sang the national anthem, symbolizing the “rainbow” unit that Tutu has preserved throughout his life. A week of mourning and tribute ends in the country, including the installation of a burning church in the cathedral on Thursday and Friday, with hundreds of South Africans marching to say goodbye.
Born in 1931 in Clerkstorp, a small town southwest of Johannesburg, Tutu received the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for his tireless struggle against apartheid. After the election of Nelson Mandela in 1994, he was the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which was created to provide justice to victims of separatist policies.