The Uniting Church in Australia mourns the passing of the late Nelson Mandela.
The Uniting Church in Australia Assembly President, Rev. Prof Andrew Dutney, has expressed his gratitude for Mandela's extraordinary life of service.
"I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of the great Nelson Mandela this morning."
"He was a great and good man who strove for justice and reconciliation. His life of was an example to us all, showing what it means to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God.
"Our prayers are with the friends and family of Mandela through what is undoubtedly a difficult and sad time for them.
"I would ask Uniting Church members and friends to join us in prayer to remember and celebrate Mandela's life."
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