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Tutu’s body remains in the cathedral, as South Africans pay homage

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The public release of the body of Anglican bishop and theologian Desmond Tutu, known for his work as anti-apartheid, has been extended to two days “for fear of a possible crowd accident.” rice field.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only 100 funerals will participate in the funeral. (AFP)

The body of Archbishop Desmond Tutu was taken to a historic cathedral, where he once opposed white rule to allow South Africans to say goodbye to the anti-apartheid symbol.

A small bouquet of carnations was placed on a simple pine casket carried by six Anglican priests on Thursday.

Tutu’s successor, Tabo McGoba, prayed after the monk burned incense sticks in the casket before being lifted from the hearse.

As the casket entered the cathedral in the city center, Tutu’s widow Leah slowly walked behind.

A tireless spiritual and political leader who died peacefully at the age of 90 on Boxing Day will be cremated and his ashes will be buried on New Year’s Day.

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Last farewell

Tutu lays at St. George’s Cathedral in the Anglican Church in Cape Town throughout Thursday and Friday, allowing many to say goodbye to the much-loved clergy and advocates.

The public release of Tutu’s body was extended to two days “for fear of a possible crowd accident,” Rev. Gilmour Frey said he was waiting for the body to arrive outside the church. rice field.

After a personal cremation, Tutu’s ashes are buried in a former parish with a stone wall where he preached for many years, and a bell rings in his memory every day from Monday to noon for 10 minutes.

Hundreds of people have gathered in the cathedral, bloomed and signed a book of condolences since Sunday, when Tutu was Archbishop of Cape Town for 10 years until 1996.

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Source: TRT World and distributors

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