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Desmond Tutu presides at daughter's ordination

Mpho Tutu was ordained Saturday at Christ Church in Alexandria, Va.
Mpho Tutu was ordained Saturday at Christ Church in Alexandria, Va.
Evan Vucci, Associated Press

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work against the racial apartheid in his native South Africa, ordained his daughter Saturday as an Anglican priest.

Mpho Tutu, along with three other new priests, was ordained at Christ Church, an Alexandria, Va., Episcopal church where she will minister for the next two years.

"It was awesome, it was an awesome moment," said Mpho Tutu, 40. "It would have been an awesome moment regardless of who was the celebrant, but it was something particularly special, particularly wonderful to have my father there presiding at my ordinance."