Tutu officially receives Templeton Prize


Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu leads a service at St George's Cathedral in Cape Town on 6 December 2013, following the announcement of the death of Nelson Mandela,

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&39;s winner was Tutu&39;s good friend, the Dalai Lama.

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