Desmond Tutu


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Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He was the first black South African Archbishop of Cape Town and primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa).

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  • ''I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.''
    Desmond Tutu (b. 1931), South African prelate. Christian Science Monitor (Boston, December 20, 1984).
  • ''Be nice to the whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.''
    Desmond Tutu (b. 1931), South African prelate, bishop. Quoted in New York Times (Oct. 19, 1984).
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