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“World Has Lost A Messenger Of Forgiveness And Reconciliation”: Bishop of Bellary

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BELLARY, DEC 06: In the passing away of Nelson Mandela the world has lost a messenger of forgiveness and reconciliation”, said Bishop of Bellary Henry D’Souza.

He was paying tribute to the Nobel laureate while blessing a newly built PU College block at St. Philomena’s PU College here today.

“Mr. Mandela was a unique world leader who crossed the barriers of racism and apartheid, bringing peace and reconciliation to the sharply divided sections of people”, Bishop said.


“Madiba demonstrated to the world the power of goodwill and tolerance, which no power on earth can vanquish. His contribution has been monumental. His life should inspire all youth of today”, added Bishop.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid rich tributes to Nelson Mandela, describing him as a 'giant among men' who was a beacon of hope for those struggling against oppression and injustice.



Condoling the death of the great leader who devoted his life to fight against apartheid, Prime Minister Singh said his passing away is as much a loss to India and the world as it is to South Africa.


The Prime Minister noted that Mandela not only represented the conscience of the world, he also remained a beacon of hope for those struggling against oppression and injustice long after he had led his own people to victory over such ills.


"Nelson Mandela endured great personal hardship so that others could be provided with dignity, equality and opportunity. He fought discrimination and inhuman exclusion, but rose above bitter divisions to heal and reconcile a fractured nation. His life and work made him a citizen of the world," he said.


"India, in particular, had great affection and regard for him. His mission was a great inspiration and moral bulwark for our principled struggle against apartheid. It also mirrored our own hope for a better world and we were greatly honoured when he accepted the highest Indian civilian award of Bharat Ratna," the Prime Minister said.


He said today, India joins South Africa and the world in mourning his loss. "But we know that his life and ideals will inspire generations to come. May God bless his soul," Prime Minister Singh said. 

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