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Spanish region to honour Desmond Tutu with award

By Sapa-AP | 2014-05-16 07:48:16.0 | COMMENTS [ 11 ]

The government of the prosperous north-eastern Spanish region of Catalonia says it is to award South African archbishop Desmond Tutu its annual international prize.

In a statement it says a jury chose Tutu for his constant struggle for social justice and his "integrity, courage and exceptional ability."

Tutu has been active in defending human rights around the world and involved in campaigns against AIDS, tuberculosis, poverty, racism, sexism and homophobia, it says.

Tutu was chosen from 162 candidates and the award ceremony will be held on June 3 at the government palace in Barcelona.

The 82-year-old said Thursday that the award honoured him and those he described as a group of exceptionally knowledgeable and gifted activists involved in social justice across the world "on whose shoulders I have proverbially sat."

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Theory

I will always remember your word..I WILL PRAY FOR THE DOWNFALL OF THE ANC but sometime Tutu o nakgana o modimo ke sone selo se borang ka wena

2014-05-16 07:55:42.0 | 0 replies

Risen4romthedead

Your prayers did not reach heaven this time around bishop...sorrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy !!!

2014-05-16 08:12:20.0 | 0 replies

Budha

The article forgot to mention his promotion of condoms and same sex marriages, as well as his hatred of a fellow human being (Zuma)

2014-05-16 08:54:06.0 | 2 replies
2014-05-16 09:07:24.0 | 0 replies

Budha

@Invertitorazzismo - We are talking Archbishop here, not a politician. Someone who should practice what he preaches. Have you ever heard of Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us? That's what Arch he is preaching. He hated Zuma from day 1. Yes I love Zuma as a human being. That's Ubuntu if I remember correctly.

2014-05-16 09:45:36.0 | 0 replies

Invertitorazzismo

Congratulations Bishop Tutu. You are worthy of this award!

2014-05-16 09:06:50.0 | 0 replies

Muratisso

Congrats muruti .We will take out our mapps and try to find Cattalonia .

2014-05-16 09:51:01.0 | 0 replies

Mshovekamnandi

Nyawo ntle thanx for not voting for immoral zuma

2014-05-16 11:47:42.0 | 0 replies

Popeye

When will JZ be honoured? Scary huh!!

2014-05-16 12:00:38.0 | 0 replies

Papage

The day the Chicken kraal is demolished

2014-05-16 14:25:47.0 | 0 replies

OASIS

tutu, man of cloth if you really stand for what you believe in, please do not accept the award. Those people are bloody RACIST! spent three weeks in barcelona (catalonia state) and the treatment i got was pathetic! but am not suprised, they are discriminatory towards their fellow Spaniards!

2014-05-16 14:45:15.0 | 0 replies
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