[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.