Cape Town, South Africa (Associated Press)-Cape Town, South Africa is holding a funeral for the Nobel Peace Prize-winning equality activist Honorary Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was in Africa for his role in ending apartheid Be respected.
“When we are in the dark, he brings light,” the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, head of the Global Anglican Church, played a video at the Requiem Mass celebrated for Tutu at St. George’s Cathedral on Saturday Said in the message.
“To me, praising him is like a mouse paying tribute to an elephant,” Welby said. “South Africa provides us with an extraordinary example of the outstanding leaders of rainbow nations such as President Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Tutu… Over time, the brilliance of many Nobel Prize winners has changed. It’s getting darker and darker, but Archbishop Tutu’s light is getting brighter.”
Tutu’s small ordinary pine coffin is the cheapest coffin he asked to avoid any show off. It is the center of service. The coffin also includes an African choir, prayer and incense.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (Cyril Ramaphosa) will deliver a eulogy at the ceremony.
After the funeral, Tutu’s coffin will be taken away for cremation, and his ashes will be buried in the columbarium of the cathedral.
Tutu died last Sunday at the age of 90.