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Obama welcomes Tsutsu as a mentor and a “moral compass”

Former US President Barack Obama, the first black leader in the United States, welcomed the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a noble man and “moral compass” who fought against injustice in South Africa and elsewhere yesterday.
“It was a mentor, a friend, and a moral compass for me and many others,” Obama said in a statement, fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tutu.
“The universal spirit of Archbishop Tsutsu was rooted in the struggle for liberation and justice in his own country, but he was also interested in injustice everywhere,” Obama said. Added that he aimed to “find humanity in the enemy.”
“Michelle and I will miss him from the bottom of my heart,” he said.
In 2009, Obama awarded Tutu the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Jimmy Carter, another former US President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, mourned the death of 90-year-old Tsutsu.
“He lived his values ​​in the long struggle to end apartheid in South Africa, in the leadership of a national campaign for truth and reconciliation, and in his role as a global citizen.” , 97-year-old Carter said in a statement. “His warmth and compassion have given us an eternal spiritual message.”
When Tsutsu visited the White House in 2009, then President Obama preached in tear gas and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for “bringing people together against apartheid.”
“The oppressed, oppressed, conscientious voice of Desmond Tutu has generosity, a spirit of unity, and the essence of humanity that South Africa simply knows as’Ubuntu’,” Obama said. I mentioned at that time.

http://www.gulf-times.com/story/706952/Obama-hails-Tutu-as-mentor-and-a-moral-compass Obama welcomes Tsutsu as a mentor and a “moral compass”

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