Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited the Diocese of Los Angeles often during his long ministry, meeting with church members and congregations that supported his struggles against apartheid in South Africa and other causes. Below are Episcopal News articles and photos from several of his visits .
The Episcopal News for June 1990 reports on Archbishop Tutu’s visit to the diocese, including a stop at St. Mark’s Church, Altadena.
A report in The Episcopal News on Archbishop Tutu’s 1990 visit to the Diocese of Los Angeles.
Reports on Bishop Desmond Tutu’s 1990 visit to the Diocese of Los Angeles (continuation).
A page of photos from Bishop Tutu’s 1990 visit to the Diocese of Los Angeles.
Students from St. Mark’s School in Altadena surround Archbishop Desmond Tutu on chancel steps of St. Mark’s Church during visit on May 16, 1990. Pasadena Star News photo by Eric Draper, reprinted with permission
At Montecito’s All Saints by-the-Sea in 1986, then-rector Gethin Hughes (left) and then-associate George Woodward smile with Archbishop Tutu. Photo: Courtesy of George Woodward.
Canon Jamesetta Hammons greets Archbishop Tutu at May 18, 1990 reception at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, with the late Canon Jenny Ladefoged and Peter Ladefoged of UCLA pictured in background. Episcopal News photo by Bruce Nickens
Archbishop Desmond and Leah Tutu, with grandson Xabiso, enjoy May 19, 1990 Disneyland visit joined by Brian Sellers Peterson of All Saints, Pasadena, and youngsters. Photo courtesy of Disneyland
Leah Tutu and grandson Xabiso visit with L.A. County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn (left) and Canon Barbara Borsch (right) during a May 18, 1990 reception at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles. Photo: County of Los Angeles
Archbishop Tutu greets Canon Susan Russell in 2011 at All Saints, Pasadena, as rector Canon Ed Bacon and chaplain Canon Ed Sniecienski look on. Photo: Cyrus Davis
Archbishop Tutu greets parishioners after a service at All Saints Church, Pasadena, in 2006. Photo: Janet Kawamoto