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Desmond Tutu’s daughter barred from officiating funeral by Church of England



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he daughter of the late Desmond Tutu has reportedly been prohibited from main her godfather’s funeral by the Church of England as a result of she is married to a lady.

Mpho Tutu van Furth, who’s a practising Anglican priest within the US, had been requested to officiate the funeral on Thursday in Shropshire.

In an announcement carried by the BBC, the Diocese of Hereford mentioned: “Recommendation was given in step with the Home of Bishops present steerage on same-sex marriage.”

Ms Tutu van Furth reportedly instructed the broadcaster the choice “appeared actually churlish and hurtful”.

The Church of England doesn’t enable same-sex marriage in its clergy, however The Episcopal Church within the US – of which Ms Tutu van Furth is a component – does.

She had her licence rescinded in South Africa when she revealed her sexuality.

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