December 6, 2013

Reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela

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Mourners light candles outside the late Former President Nelson Mandela's Home in Houghton, Johannesburg. (Photo: GCIS)

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Mourners light candles outside the late Former President Nelson Mandela's Home in Houghton, Johannesburg. (Photo: GCIS)

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(RNS) As the world reacted to the death of South African hero Nelson Mandela, on Thursday (Dec. 5) at age 95, religious and political leaders added their voices to remember the man who brought down his nation’s race-dividing apartheid system. Here’s a sampling.