Catholic Charities USA joins with all people of good will in mourning the passing of Nelson Mandela, a global icon in the fight for racial equality and justice.
“Mandela’s belief in the power of the human spirit and the dignity of every person, regardless of the color of their skin, was an example to us all,” said Fr. Larry Snyder, President of CCUSA. “His long walk to freedom and work as a global statesman for human rights are reminders of the power of perseverance and truth.
“His actions, and his words, will always be remembered by those working to advance a future in which racial barriers are left firmly in the past, and his leadership and moral authority will be sorely missed. We remember his family, his nation of South Africa, and the lives of all he touched in our prayers.”
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