Archbishop Eamon Martin has payed tribute to the late Gay Byrne RIP, who died yesterday aged 85 following a illness.

Archbishop Eamon, who is chair of the Council for Communications of the Irish Bishops’ Conference, said, “Gay Byrne was a gifted, and ground breaking broadcaster”, who will be “remembered and quoted for generations.”

The Archbishop said that he “especially enjoyed The Meaning of Life“, a television programme hosted by Gay Byrne on topics such as love, beliefs, morality and grief.

In conclusion, Archbishop Eamon said, “May God rest his soul and may Kathleen & his family, friends and colleagues be comforted in their loss.”

The Funeral Mass of Gay Byrne will be celebrated on Friday at 12pm in Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin.

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