An Illinois congressman and a clergy member is heading to South Africa to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's office says the Peoria Republican will lead a delegation of members of Congress traveling to attend memorial services for the former South African president.
Schock says he has great respect for Mandela, and the sacrifices he made for the people of South Africa.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson will also head to South Africa, among clergy members from.
A spokesman for Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition says Monday that Jackson is set to travel early this week.
Other Illinois clergy have been talking about the legacy of the former South African president during church services.
Mandela's memorial services will take place Tuesday in Johannesburg. The ceremony is expected to draw numerous world leaders.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
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