Successor says Bishop Daly always strove for peace

Bishop Donal McKeown with the late Edward Daly. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Bishop Donal McKeown with the late Edward Daly. Picture Margaret McLaughlin

The Catholic Bishop of Derry, Donal McKeown, says the late Bishop Edward Daly always strove for peace.

He said: “Bishop Daly served, without any concern for himself, throughout the traumatic years of the Troubles, finding his ministry shaped by the experience of witnessing violence and its effects; through this dreadful period he always strove to preach the Gospel of the peace of Christ.

“Bishop Daly provided an example of priestly ministry which was exemplary, inspired by service of God and the people he encountered.

“His ministry was characterised by his deep love of the people of this diocese, his dedicated visitation of parishes and his constant availability to others.

“The bishops, priests and people of the diocese were blessed to have such a dedicated and faithful priest among them,” he added.