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Press release from His Holiness Pope Tawadros II concerning the passing of Nelson Mandela

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Saturday ,07 December 2013

Press release from His Holiness Pope Tawadros II concerning the passing of Nelson Mandela
"Let us never forget the legacy of a man that dared to right injustice through peace, understanding, mutual respect, and forgiveness. His example of perseverance and fortitude not only shaped a life, but an entire country, generation and even the world."Let us never forget the legacy of a man that dared to right injustice through peace, understanding, mutual respect, and forgiveness. His example of perseverance and fortitude not only shaped a life, but an entire country, generation and even the world.
 
Today, a great peacemaker has completed his mission. Mr Nelson 'Madiba' Mandela is not only the 'father' of South Africa, but he is a father to all through his teachings and philosophy. We were promised in Matthew 5:9; 'Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.' May Mr. Mandela rest in peace with the Prince of peace, our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ. I pray for his family and the entire nation of South Africa. May God repose the soul of Mr. Mandela and bring comfort to his family."