Bishop Daly was ‘compassionate and honest’

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Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness MLA said today he is deeply saddened to learn of the death this morning of former Bishop Edward Daly.

He said: “It was with deep sadness that I learned of the death this morning of the much-loved former Bishop of Derry Edward Daly.

“Bishop Daly is remembered internationally for the iconic image from Bloody Sundaywhen he was waving a white flag to British soldiers while aiding the dying Jackie Duddy.

“But he was also an immense figure in the city.

“He was very forthright in his views at a time when a war was raging in the city but thankfully he also lived to see the peace.

“I met with him on a number of occasions in 1992 and 1993 about the developing peace process and he was always compassionate, honest and backed the efforts of me and others to help bring the conflict to an end.

“He is a huge loss to the city and its people and I extend my sincerest condolences and those of my party to his family at this very sad time.”