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South Africa Lays Desmond Tutu to Rest With a Simple Funeral

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South Africa Lays Desmond Tutu to Rest With a Simple Funeral

Desmond M. Tutu, a powerful opponent of apartheid and Cape Town’s first Black archbishop, was remembered in a modest ceremony scaled down further by pandemic restrictions.

“Archbishop Desmond Tutu was without question a crusader in the struggle for freedom, for justice, for equality and for peace. Not only in South Africa, the country of his birth, but around the world as well.” “I’m standing to convey our family’s thanks for the many ways in which all of you have stepped forward to tell us of how much you loved daddy.”

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