Bombing Survivor, Priest, and Community Healer Fr. Michael Lapsley Visits NC

Monday 3rd September 2012.
Homecoming Centre, District Six Museum, 
15A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, 
Western Cape, South Africa.


The official book launch of 'Redeeming The Past - My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer' with Father Michael Lapsley SSM and the author, Stephen Karakashian, with the keynote address by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the Homecoming Centre of the District Six Museum on Monday 3rd September 2012 in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. The event was arranged by the Institute For Healing Of Memories and the South African book publisher Struik Inspirational. During his address Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu shocked the audience with an outburst of anger about the state of the country under its present leadership. Father Michael Lapsley lost both his hands and an eye in a letter bomb sent by apartheid authorities. This book tells that story and how he has sought to bring healing to others through his life and the work of Faith.  

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