RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoRuncie/ACP/1988/28
Extent1 file
TitleSouth Africa: Archbishop Tutu, Sharpeville 6
DescriptionIncludes correspondence and papers relating to visit by Keith Sutton, Bishop of Lichfield, to South Africa to attend an emergency meeting of the House of Bishops of the Church of the Province of South Africa; correspondence received in reponse to the Archbishop's request to the Anglican Communion that special prayers be said on Ascension Day [12 May 1988] for the Church of the Province of South Africa and Desmond Tutu, Archbishop of Cape Town; letter from the Revd Barney Pityana, vicar of Highters Heath, Birmingham, requesting Archbishop Runcie's support following the detention of his brother, Lizo Pityana in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and related correspondence; correspondence on the arrest of Tutu on 29 February 1988 and copy of letter sent by Tutu to Pieter Botha, State President of South Africa; correspondence and papers relating to Tutu's visit to London to meet Runcie and others, April 1988; correspondence relating to a message issued by Runcie at the Lambeth Conference on occasion of Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday; correspondence on Charles Bester, Anglican conscientious objector who refused to undergo two years military training in South Africa; correspondence on the Sharpeville 6, South African protestors condemned to death following a violent protest in 1984.

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