Archbishop Desmond Tutu has asked for prayers for Nelson Mandela. RTE News reports:
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called on South Africans to pray for former president Nelson Mandela who remains in hospital in Pretoria.
Mr Mandela, 94, was taken to hospital after his condition deteriorated.
He is said to be breathing unaided and is in a serious but stable condition.
The Times of London notes that Tutu requested prayers for Mandela’s “comfort and dignity” and not for recovery.