Archbishop Desmond Tutu Retiring From Public Life

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate says that it's time to slow down.


Iconic human rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu is retiring. "The time has now come to slow down," Tutu said in Cape Town during a nationally televised news conference. Tutu said that he would step down in October, when he turns 79, so that he "could sip tea in the afternoon" with his wife, enjoy more time with his family and spend time watching sports. Tutu, who retired more than a decade ago from his post as the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, has established a peace foundation, advised political leader and served in a council of retired global statesmen and women. He was also an active public speaker. He was a key figure in the struggle for a free South Africa and the reconciliation trials. Tutu is slowing down at 79 -- a man after our own hearts.

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