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Mandela Vigil Held At Rainbow PUSH Headquarters

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CHICAGO (AP) – The Rev. Jesse Jackson led a prayer vigil for Nelson Mandela at the Chicago headquarters of his Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

About 30 people — including a local Catholic priest who was born in South Africa — took part in the hour-long vigil on Friday evening to honor Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.

The Rev. Thulani Magwaza, co-pastor at St. Sabina Catholic Church on the city’s South Side, offered a prayer for Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.

Also in attendance was Vuyiswa Tulelo, the South African Consul General in Chicago.

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