The Most Rev. Desmond M. Tutu

Archbishop Emeritus, Diocese of Capetown South Africa; Chair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. Tutu was elected and ordained the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, and primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa). He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

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