January 16, 2022
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning Anglican priest who worked for civil and human rights, passed away on December 26, 2021. He was 90 years old. Tutu was given honorary doctorates from many leading universities in the USA, UK and Germany and his civil and human rights work brought him many honours. Tutu received the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize; former US President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009; and in 2013, he received the Templeton Prize. He was a very important figure in spiritual leadership who fought for the rights of the people of South Africa, particularly to end apartheid or racial segregation.