14 April 1986
The Most Rev. Desmond Mpilo Tutu was elected Bishop of Cape Town, thereby becoming Archbishop of South Africa, heading the Anglican Church of South Africa. He was installed at St Georges Cathedral, Cape Town in September 1986. This charismatic but humble spiritual leader was the first Black person to hold this office. He occupied the position until 1996, when he retired to chair the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.   Related Links: http://www.tutu.org/ - Go to 'Menu: About Desmond Tutu' for information on his life, his Curriculum Vitae, and other biographical information http://www.nobel.se/peace/laureates/1984/tutu-bio.html - A biography on the Nobel Prize website  

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