Today in history: Desmond Tutu is elected Archbishop

By Drum Digital
13 April 2015

The Most Rev. Desmond Mpilo Tutu was elected Bishop of Cape Town, thereby becoming Archbishop of South Africa, heading the Anglican Church of South Africa.

Date: 14 April, 1986

He was installed at St Georges Cathedral, Cape Town in September 1986. This charismatic but humble spiritual leader was the first Black person to hold this office. He occupied the position until 1996, when he retired to chair the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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