'Conscience of His Generation': Tributes Pour In On Death of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a mentor, a friend, and a moral compass for me and so many others. A universal spirit, Archbishop Tutu was grounded in the struggle for liberation and justice in his own country, but also concerned with injustice everywhere. pic.twitter.com/qiiwtw8a5B— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 26, 2021
From his work against apartheid in South Africa, to his championing of democracy, freedom and human rights, and advocacy for those still living under the scourge of homophobia, racism or xenophobia, Archbishop Tutu was the conscience of his generation. He will be greatly missed.— US Embassy SA (@USEmbassySA) December 26, 2021
I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) December 26, 2021
He was a critical figure in the fight against apartheid and in the struggle to create a new South Africa - and will be remembered for his spiritual leadership and irrepressible good humour.
The @NelsonMandela Foundation is saddened to hear of the passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. This loss is immeasurable. Our deepest condolences go out to Mam Leah and the Tutu family.— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) December 26, 2021
Full statement: https://t.co/rET7kevXjf pic.twitter.com/f3hZ5j2CLh
I’m saddened to learn of the death of global sage, human rights leader, and powerful pilgrim on earth, Archbishop #DesmondTutu.— Be A King (@BerniceKing) December 26, 2021
A great, influential elder is now an eternal, witnessing ancestor.
And we are better because he was here.
I’m praying for Archbishop Tutu’s family. pic.twitter.com/HrZrF5ApYG