Prayers for former President Nelson Mandela.

Nelson-MandelaIn these days of Easter, when Christians throughout the world gather together to celebrate the hope of a redeemed world, our prayers are also with former President Nelson Mandela and his family.

As he continues to battle ill-health we recall how much he has suffered in his life as a consequence of his dedication to the struggle for promoting the values of equality and reconciliation.

Today we enjoy the fruits of his life-long work which have ensured stability and democracy in our country. We call on all people of faith to keep prayerful vigil with him in his illness, and on all South Africans to be united in our gratitude to him.

 

+Stephen Brislin

President Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference

29th March 2013, 17h30

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