South African Nobel Desmond Tutu recovers at home after hospitalization

South African Nobel Desmond Tutu recovers at home after hospitalization

The archbishop emeritus and Nobel Prize winner of the South African Peace Desmond Tutu is back in his home, after spending more than two weeks hospitalized, sources from his Foundation confirmed today.

Tutu, of 87 years and delicate health, was discharged last Friday and is recovering strength.

The former head of the South African Anglican Church entered a medical center in Cape Town (southwest), where he lives, on September 27.

At that time he only let it be known that Tutu was going to undergo a series of medical tests and that he was "in good spirits."

Since then, no other details about his state of health have transpired, not even on October 7, when the archbishop emeritus had to celebrate his birthday at the hospital.

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his fight against the South African racial segregation regime, Tutu has been facing prostate cancer for more than a decade and in recent years has had to be hospitalized several times due to infections. .

His life was devoted to a constant defense of human rights, something that led him to stand out on numerous occasions from the ecclesiastical hierarchy to openly defend positions in favor of the rights of homosexuals or euthanasia.

Although in recent years he has stayed away from public life because of his delicate health, Tutu remains one of the key figures in contemporary South African history and the struggle against apartheid.


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