Anglican Church to host Mandela memorial

 The Anglican Church in the Diocese of Trinidad and Tobago will hold a memorial service for Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, late former presi­dent of South Africa, tomorrow. 

“Madiba, as he was affec­tion­ate­ly called, really belonged to the world because of his embrace and practice of universal moral values in his consideration of human situations, which were as vexing as dehumanising conditions of humanity can evoke,” a statement from the Office of the Bishop said.

“Qualities which he cham­pioned such as justice, freedom, peace, forgiveness, the dignity of the human person and others are right in line with what the Church espouses. He has left a great lega­cy of statesmanship, sacrifice, justice and peace and is a beacon of hope for all Africa and the rest of the world,” it added.

The memorial service will be held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Port of Spain, beginning at 5.30 p.m. tomorrow. Anglican Bishop Claude Berkley will preside. The service will include tributes from members of the ecumenical community, as well as cultural contributions from local artistes.  

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