Statement of Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago,
on the death of Nelson Mandela
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela will be remembered as a man whose personal integrity and the circumstances of life molded him into a prophetic international figure.
For many years, in prison and out of prison, he resisted apartheid in South Africa.
As a catalyst for reconciliation in South Africa, he became a model for how all of us can respond in the face of grave injustice.