Bishop Good pays tribute to Bishop Edward Daly, a friend and inspiration

Bishops Donal McKeown (left), Edward Daly and Ken Good.
Bishops Donal McKeown (left), Edward Daly and Ken Good.

The Church of Ireland Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Ken Good, says the late Bishop Edward Daly was an “inspiration.”

In a statement following Bishop Daly’s death on Monday, August 8, he stated: “The death of Bishop Edward Daly is a great loss to his family, to the Roman Catholic Church and to the whole community.

“He was a man of great strength, great courage and great compassion and set an inspirational example to everyone around him.

“Bishop Daly provided unwavering Christian leadership and guidance when it was desperately needed in this city and community – during the darkest days of the Troubles. His deep friendship with my predecessor, Bishop James Mehaffey, provided an impressive and influential example of Christian witness.

“He served selflessly for almost 60 years in his ministry as deacon, priest and bishop. Over the last 22 years he provided much appreciated pastoral care to the terminally ill at the Foyle Hospice, an experience which gave him a further appreciation of the sanctity of human life and the importance of faith.

“Bishop Daly was a good and faithful servant of the Lord and a good and faithful servant of this community. He was generous. He was great company. “He was a good friend. He will be sadly missed. I extend to his family my sympathy and my prayers.”