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World news in brief

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31 July 2015

ARCHBISHOP OF YORK

Welcome: the Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu, and his wife, Margaret, are greeted on their arrival at Faleolo Airport, in Samoa. He is visiting Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji to lead a series of leadership reflections on climate change

Welcome: the Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu, and his wife, Margaret, are greeted on their arrival at Faleolo Airport, in Samoa. He is visiting Samoa, ...

Archbishop Desmond Tutu in hospital

THE Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, Dr Desmond Tutu, has been readmitted to hospital, a week after being discharged, his foundation said on Wednesday. Dr Tutu, who is 83, was hospitalised in Cape Town on Tuesday after experiencing renewed discomfort from a previous ailment. His daughter, Canon Mpho Tutu, said the hospitalisation was unrelated to treatment he had received for prostate cancer. 

 

Third-generation Templeton is appointed president

THE granddaughter of the late Sir John Templeton, Heather Templeton Dill, has been appointed president of his foundation by the board of trustees. Sir John, who died in 2008, established the John Templeton Foundation in 1987 to support what he deemed the “big questions” of science, religion, and human purpose. Before her appointment, Mrs Dill was executive liaison officer to the former president, her late father. She served as a trustee of the foundation from 1997 to 2003 and 2009 to 2015.

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