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Archbishop of York Prays For Nelson Mandela

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, praying

Thursday 28th March 2013

As Nelson Mandela undergoes treatment for the recurrence of a lung infection, the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, said:

"Bwana Madiba, Nkosi bless you and keep you; Nkosi make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. Nkosi lift up his countenance upon you and be gracious to you. Peace be with you. Christ is Risen. Alleluia!"

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