Tributes have been paid to the former Bishop of Derry, Dr Edward Daly who has died aged 82.
Bishop Daly had been ill for some time and passed away peacefully at Altnagelvin Hospital yesterday (Monday) morning.
Daly rose to worldwide prominence after footage emerged of the then curate bravely waving a blood-stained handkerchief in an attempt to get help for the mortally wounded Jackie Duddy during Bloody Sunday in 1972.
Two years later he was appointed Bishop of Derry, a role he held for almost twenty years during ‘the darkest days of the Troubles’.
The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin yesterday described Bishop Daly as a ‘fearless peace-builder’ and a ‘holy and humble leader’.
Current Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown described Dr Daly as a man of ‘great integrity and gracefulness’.
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