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Andrew Meldrum

Andrew Meldrum is an author at Religion News Service.

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Tutu remains interred amid call to rename Cape Town airport

By Andrew Meldrum — January 3, 2022
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The remains of Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Anglican archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, were interred early Sunday during a private family service at the city’s Anglican cathedral. Archbishop Thabo Makgoba laid a small box containing Tutu’s remains to rest in the floor in front of the high […]

‘A moral giant’: South Africans pay their respects to Tutu

By Andrew Meldrum — December 31, 2021
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The Anglican archbishop's plain pine casket is on view Friday in St. George's Anglican Cathedral in Cape Town.

Mural of South Africa’s Desmond Tutu is fixed for his 90th

By Andrew Meldrum — October 7, 2021
The mural enlivens a wall of the Rainbow Academy which offers training to young artists from disadvantaged communities.

South Africa’s Desmond Tutu turns 90 amid new racist slur

By Andrew Meldrum — October 6, 2021
The painting of a racial slur on his portrait in Cape Town last month highlights the importance and relevance of his work for equality.
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