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L'archevêque Desmond Tutu admis à l'hôpital

April 25, 2013

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"L'archevêque Desmond Tutu admis à l'hôpital"

This article has been translated from French. Click here to read the original version on LeMonde.

The South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 and now aged 81, was hospitalized for tests to determine the cause of a "persistent infection" on Wednesday, April 24. "The non-surgical treatment should last five days," announced his Foundation, adding that "the Archbishop spent the morning in his office before being admitted to the hospital" and was "in good spirits".

Desmond Tutu is often regarded as the moral conscience of South Africa, known and appreciated for his outspokenness. Appointed Archbishop in 1986, he became the first Black person to lead the South African Anglican Church.
A prostate cancer diagnosis in 1997 nearly ended his career, but this man of astounding vitality only retired from public life in 2010.

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