Statement from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
WE GIVE GREAT THANKS TO GOD FOR THE OUTSTANDING KOFI ANNAN
We give great thanks to God for Kofi Annan, an outstanding human being who represented our continent and the world with enormous graciousness, integrity and distinction.
His passing is an unexpected and devastating loss, and Leah and I send our warmest love and deepest, deepest condolences to Nane and the Annan family.
It was a tremendous honour and privilege to have Kofi serve as a member of The Elders during my period as chairperson, and to be succeeded by someone of his caliber. Members of The Elders formed a special bond, and Leah and I send our condolences to this family, too.
May Kofi rest in peace and rise in glory!
May God bless Kofi’s family and all who had the joy to know and be inspired by him.
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