Desmond Tutu’s Daughter, Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu-Van Furth Loses South African Church Licence After Her Gay Marriage.


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Desmond Tutu’s Daughter, Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu-Van Furth Loses South African Church Licence After Her Gay Marriage.

Desmond Tutu's Daughter, Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu-Van Furth Loses South African Church Licence After Her Gay Marriage. Desmond Tutu’s Daughter, Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu-Van Furth Loses South African Church Licence After Her Gay Marriage.

Desmond Tutu’s daughter, Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu-van Furth has been forced to give up her duties as a priest in South Africa’s Anglican church after she married a woman, she told AFP today

Mpho can no longer preside at holy communion, weddings, baptisms or funerals after handing in her licence because the church does not recognise gay marriage. She said her father, the retired archbishop and celebrated anti-apartheid campaigner, was “sad but not surprised” at the news.

“The canon (law) of the South African Church states that marriage is between one man and one woman,” Tutu-van Furth said in an email. “After my marriage… the Bishop of Saldanha Bay was advised that he must revoke my…

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