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Archbishop Tutu honored with Templeton Prize

Catholic World News - April 05, 2013

The retired Anglican Archbishop Demond Tutu of Cape Town, South Africa, has been awarded the Templeton Prize for “life-long work in advancing spiritual principles such as love and forgiveness which has helped to liberate people around the world.”

Archbishop Tutu came to worldwide prominence in the 1970s when he rallied international opposition to the apartheid policies practiced by South Africa’s regime. After the arrival of that country’s first multi-racial government, he chaired a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to address lingering racial tensions.

The Templeton Prize was established in 1972 by the financier and philanthropist, Sir John Templeton, to honor people who make a substantial contribution to human spirituality. Past winners of the prize, which now carries a $1.7 million stipend, have included the Dalai Lama, Freeman Dyson, Michael Novak, Chuck Colson, Father Stanley Jaki, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Billy Graham, Chiara Lubich, and Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

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