NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — No one yet knows how the 37-year reign of President Robert Mugabe will end, but many are hoping a Jesuit priest will lead the way to a peaceful transition of power in Zimbabwe.

The Rev. Fidelis Mukonori on Wednesday (Nov. 15) began to mediate between Mugabe and the military shortly after the country’s generals put the 93-year-old authoritarian leader under house arrest.

Mukonori, 70, the Mugabe family’s longtime spiritual adviser, is trying to negotiate a deal that would transition Mugabe out of power or send him into comfortable exile, perhaps in neighboring South Africa.

The priest first

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