Pope pays tribute to Nelson Mandela
Prays South Africa's first black president will keep inspiring06 December, 12:38
"In commending the soul of the deceased to the infinite mercy of almighty God, I ask the lord to console and strengthen all who mourn his loss. "Paying tribute to the steadfast commitment shown by Nelson Mandela in promoting the human dignity of all the nation's citizens and in forging a new South Africa built on the firm foundations of non-violence, reconciliation and truth, I pray that the late president's example will inspire generations of South Africans to put justice and the common good at the forefront of their political aspirations. "With these sentiments, I invoke upon all the people of South Africa divine gifts of peace and prosperity".