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Papal condolences following death of bishop involved in Bloody Sunday

August 12, 2016

Pope Francis sent a special message to mourners at the funeral of Bishop Edward Daly, the retired bishop of Derry in Northern Ireland, who died on August 8 at the age of 82.

On Bloody Sunday in 1972, then-Father Daly became famous when he “waved a bloodied handkerchief as he led a group of people who were carrying the dying body of Jack Duddy, one of 13 people were killed when British paratroopers opened fire on a civil rights march through Derry,” the BBC recalled.

The Pope recalled the prelate’s “generous and dedicated episcopal ministry in the service of peace and justice” and joined “in prayerful thanksgiving for his life and in commending his soul to the merciful love of God Our Father.”

 
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