Bishop Daly helped heal a ‘divided city’ says Irish Foreign Minister

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The Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan has expressed his sadness at the passing of Bishop Edward Daly saying he helped heal a divided city.

He said: “As well as being a man of God Bishop Daly was first and foremost a man of peace in Northern Ireland over a period of decades.

“As a pastor in Derry, he strove to heal a divided city.

“While he was perhaps best known for his role in helping people on Bloody Sunday in 1972, his witness to the truth of that day was reflected by the results of the Saville Inquiry in 2010.

“He was Bishop of Derry from 1974 to 1993 and was respected by all sides.

“He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but particularly by the people of Derry.

“In later years his work in the Foyle Hospice was of great comfort to many.

“My condolences go to all his family, his friend and his colleagues in faith.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”