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The hero of South Africa -- and an inspiration to millions worldwide -- died Thursday (Dec. 5) at 95. The Twitterverse lit up with memories, appreciations and prayers.

Categories: Beliefs

Adelle M. Banks

Adelle M. Banks, production editor and a national reporter, joined RNS in 1995. An award-winning journalist, she previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton.
Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe covered government and features as a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years before joining the Religion News Service staff as a national correspondent in 2011. She previously was Washington correspondent for The State (Columbia, S.C.)

5 Comments

  1. Mandela, my hero! May God bless his soul! May we learn courage, steadfastness, dignity from his life! A lot to be inspired from his life.
    Dr. Rajwant Singh, Sikh Council on Religion and Education