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Aankomst SG Zuid-Afrikaanse raad van Kerken, Desmond


Aankomst SG Zuid-Afrikaanse raad van Kerken, Desmond



Aankomst SG Zuid-Afrikaanse raad van Kerken, Desmond Tutu op Schiphol, na uitnodiging Nederlandse raad van Kerken, Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu (1931—2021), South African Anglican cleric who in 1984 received the Nobel Prize for Peace for his role in the opposition to apartheid in South Africa. Tutu was born of Xhosa and Tswana parents and was educated in South African mission schools at which his father taught. Though he wanted a medical career, Tutu was unable to afford training and instead became a schoolteacher in 1955. He resigned his post in 1957. He then attended St. Peter’s Theological College in Johannesburg and was ordained an Anglican priest in 1961. In 1962 he moved to London, where in 1966 he obtained an M.A. from King’s College London. From 1972 to 1975 he served as an associate director for the World Council of Churches. He was appointed dean of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Johannesburg in 1975, the first Black South African to hold that position. From 1976 to 1978 Tutu served as bishop of Lesotho.





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