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Sharing the world’s mourning for the loss of Nelson Mandela, His All-Holiness spoke in Myra of Lycea (in Asia Minor) of the South African Nobel laureate as a model of compassion and reconciliation. His All-Holiness paid tribute to the unique virtues of Nelson Mandela, who struggled against apartheid and suffered for his principles of integrity and solidarity. His All-Holiness observed:
“Nelson Mandela changed his nation and changed the world, leading his people in their journey toward freedom and healing, while standing as a symbol of peace and forgiveness for all people and for all time.
President Mandela was a testimony to what one man – whether from behind prison bars or in the most prominent political posts – could achieve for a nation and generations to come.
For a moment, the world stood still on December 5th, 2013. May God grant rest to his soul; and may we all be inspired by his life.”
At the Ecumenical Patriarchate, December 10, 2013
Data: Semiocast (languages and tweets by country, from a 10 percent sample); Twitter (monthly active users and ad revenue); and eMarketer (network rankings).
* Each “other” language is less than 1 percent.
† Based on Internet users aged 16–64 who used a network in the month preceding April 26, 2013.