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Tutu's daughter leaves Anglican Church after marrying a woman

Monday 23 May 2016 05:52

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Reverend Mpho Tutu-Van Furth says her licence to preach is being revoked.

Reverend Mpho Tutu-Van Furth says her licence to preach is being revoked.(SABC)

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's daughter has confirmed she has quit preaching in the Anglican Church after marrying a woman.

Reverend Mpho Tutu-Van Furth says her licence to preach is being revoked.

She and her partner, Marceline van Furth, are on honeymoon in Bali after tying the knot at Franschhoek in the Boland.

Tutu-Van Furth says she has decided to surrender her ministerial duties because the South African Anglican Church does not recognise same-sex marriages.

She had been stationed at Saldanha Bay on the Cape West Coast. The couple has four adopted children.   

Debate over same-sex marriage has divided the Anglican Church around the world.

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