Re-hospitalised Archbishop Desmond Tutu thanks well-wishers

By Gavin Drake
Posted Sep 19, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu has turned to social media to thank well-wishers after he was once-again hospitalized. Tutu was discharged from hospital on Sept. 14 after a three-week stay, which included surgery to treat a series of recurring infections. On Sept. 17 he was re-admitted as a precaution after signs of infection around the surgical wound.

This afternoon (Sept. 19), Tutu tweeted: “Thank you all you tweeters and facebookers for the love and prayers for my good health. Love is the best medicine. God bless you all!”

The 84-year-old was a key figure in the fight against Apartheid – a role he continued in post-Apartheid South Africa as chair of the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In 1984 his work was recognized by the award of the Nobel Peace Prize.


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  1. Wendie Busig-Kohn says:

    Beyond having the very best giggle on the planet; one that induces a smile in every heart, Desmond Tutu is a bright shining symbolic figure for LOVE and compassion. Honored to have met him, at the Forum 2000, I will always cherish his love, leadership, and humanity. Millions of people around the globe have benefited by his guiding light. A light too bright to be taken from us too soon. WE LOVE YOU, Desmond. Get well soon.

    One Love!, always..
    Wendie Busig-Kohn

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