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Friday 06 December 2013
Primus pays tribute to Nelson Mandela
- The Most Rev David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church says "To stand in the tiny cell which Nelson Mandela occupied for so many years was to wonder - to wonder how he could have emerged from such confinement with a warm personality and a generous and forgiving spirit. In the death of Nelson Mandela, the world has lost its greatest statesman. South Africa has lost a father figure, the founder of the post-apartheid nation. People everywhere who dream of peace and reconciliation mourn a person who showed that such dreams can become reality - but a reality born only of costly suffering and forgiveness.