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Desmond Tutu’s ashes buried in Cape Town cathedral

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South Africa’s spiritual father Archbishop Desmond Tutu, hero of the anti-apartheid struggle, was laid to rest at dawn on Sunday in the Cape Town cathedral where he once preached against the brutal white-minority regime.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Tutu died a week ago, aged 90 after a life spent fighting injustice.

His ashes were “interred at St. George’s Cathedral in a private family service early today”, an Anglican Church statement said.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba placed his remains under an inscribed memorial stone before the high altar.

He urged South Africans to “use this opportunity to turn a new page.”

“Let us commit ourselves to the radical, the revolutionary change that he advocated,” Makgoba said.

“Let us live as simply as he lived, exemplified by his pine coffin with rope handles.” Continue Reading

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