Day of Prayer for Mandela on Sunday

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0  Updated at 9:29 am, December 8th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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UN Photo(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Sunday is another day of prayer for Nelson Mandela in South Africa, with memorials continuing throughout the week before his Dec. 15 funeral.

After Sunday’s day of prayer, there will be a memorial service on Tuesday at the Johannesburg soccer stadium that hosted the 2010 World Cup. President Obama, Michelle Obama and at least 50 heads of state, will be present at the Tuesday service.

From Dec. 11 to Dec. 13, Mandela’s body will lie in state in Pretoria so that South Africans can pay their final respects.

Then, on Dec. 15, Mandela will be taken to his ancestral village of Qunu where he’ll be buried alongside three of his children who are deceased.

“We should all wept together to organize the most befitting funeral for this outstanding son of our country and the father of our nation,” South African President Jacob Zuma said in a public statement.

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