Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop on the death of Nelson Mandela

December 5, 2013
The Public Affairs Office

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement:

The people of The Episcopal Church join the world in mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, prophet and witness to justice.  His leadership spanned decades, before and during imprisonment on Robben Island, and continuing into the establishment of a nation that aspires to serve the freedom and dignity of all human beings.  He helped the world to see a shining vision of the incarnate Reign of God.  We pray that it was not simply a brief glimpse, but that his labor may be joined to that of others, grounding and growing a world of peace with justice for all.  May God welcome this shepherd home in peace.


The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori

Presiding Bishop and Primate

The Episcopal Church




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