Thinking Anglicans

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

Tributes pour in for Nelson Mandela, as Gavin Drake reports in the Church Times. Here is a selection from Anglican church leaders.

Archbishop of Canterbury
Archbishop of York
Bishop Nick Baines
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Archbishop of Cape Town
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
Archbishop Of Armagh
Archbishop Of Dublin
Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada
The Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

The Anglican Communion News Service has Anglican Communion leaders pay tribute to Nelson Mandela.

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Father Ron Smith
10 years ago

What a wonderful example of the forgiveness we Christians are supposed to emulate! Nelson Mandela was as close as any human being to the paradigm of Jesus and forgiveness of one’s enemies.

May he now rest in peace and rise with Christ in glory. Amen

10 years ago

A lovely series of tributes. It’s a shame, though, that press officers haven’t checked the provenance of quotations allegedly from Nelson Mandela — the Archbishop of York ends with a quotation he attributes to Mandela but actually from the American self-help author Marianne Williamson.

Robert ian Willaims
Robert ian Willaims
10 years ago

“I am not a Saint,please remember my vices and virtues.” Nelson Mandela.

James Byron
James Byron
10 years ago

“He had an incredible empathy.” ++Tutu

Amen and amen.

Father Ron Smith
10 years ago

Yes, Robert. One suspects that those who actually think they are saints, and expect others to recognise them as such, may be further from the Kingdom of God, than those who are only too aware (like Nelson Mandela) of their sinful nature.

Think Pharisee and Publican!

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