Archbishop Desmond Tutu turns 87

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Priests at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town dedicated a moment to the Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu who has turned 87 on Sunday. Tutu has been admitted to an undisclosed Cape Town hospital for a series of tests.


The Cathedral’s Dean, Father Michael Weeder, says Tutu remains a beacon of hope for many. “Even in his silence his voice still speaks loudly in terms of his legacy, that which he had prophesied, and that which he always called to remember that we are precious in God’s,” says Weeder.

The board and staff of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation as well as the FW de Klerk Foundation have congratulated the Nobel Laureate and wished him a long life.

Tutu has been in hospital since last Thursday when he was admitted for a series of tests. He has been open about his determination to overcome prostate cancer.

Tutu is also passionate about supporting treatment initiatives for tuberculosis after suffering from it when he as a child.

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