Tutu officially receives Templeton Prize

May 22 - Archbishop Desmond Tutu has officially received the 2013 Templeton Prize. He was honoured at a glitzy ceremony in London on Tuesday night, after being named the winner last month.

GUIDHALL - Archbishop Desmond Tutu has officially received the 2013 Templeton Prize.

Tutu received the prestigious award during a ceremony held at the Guildhall, in London last night.

The anti-apartheid activist was named winner of the prize in April for promoting spiritual principles such as love and forgiveness.

The award has a monetary value of over R16 million.

It is considered the religious equivalent of the Nobel prize.

It was established in 1972 by the late American-born investor and philanthropist John Templeton.

Last year's winner was Tutu's good friend, the Dalai Lama.

Tutu was as humble as ever when he received the prize.

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