Desmond Tutu

TUTU, Desmond. b. Klerksdorp, North West Province, Republic of South Africa, 7 October 1931; d. Cape Town, RSA, 26 December 2021. After a short period as a teacher, he was ordained an Anglican priest in 1960. He went to Britain to pursue theological studies at King’s College, London (1962-66). Returning to South Africa, he taught at UBLS (the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland) before becoming Director of the Theological Education Fund for Africa (1972-75). He was Dean of St Mary’s Cathedral, Johannesburg (1975-76) and Bishop of Lesotho (1976-78), before becoming General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches (1978-85). He was Bishop of Johannesburg (1985-86) before...

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