Monday, October 09, 2006

+Tutu Turns 75!

Happy Birthday, Dear +Desmond,
Happy Birthday to YOU!

[ENS] Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he has been saddened by the Anglican Church’s position on the ordination of gay priests, in his biography which is to be released in the United States and Europe on October 7, his 75th birthday.

The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, who gained the award in 1984 at the height of the struggle against apartheid, is also critical in the book of former South African president F.W. de Klerk for his failure to more fully admit accountability for apartheid atrocities.

World Council of Churches general secretary, the Rev. Samuel Kobia, said in a congratulatory letter to Tutu on October 6: "You have challenged and pushed us never to adjust to the powers that are, but always to discern the signs of God's coming kingdom and to act accordingly. Through your work with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, you gave this fractured and broken world a model for overcoming the wounds of past evils and for creating space for healing and reconciliation."

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