Bishop Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe, has issued the following statement on the death of Bishop Edward Daly, Bishop Emeritus of Derry:

“It was with deep sadness that I heard this morning of the death of Bishop Edward Daly, Bishop Emeritus of Derry.

“Bishop Edward had retired, on account of ill health, before I came here as Bishop of Raphoe in 1995.  Nevertheless I met him on various occasions, and found him to be a very kind and thoughtful person.  His attention – at times heroic – to victims of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, for prisoners and their families, and for all who suffered in any way, was remarkable.  Bishop Edward was a revered pastor and speaker whose words touched, and actions sustained, many people in Derry and across Ireland.

“Even in his years of retirement, Bishop Edward gave generous service to the diocese, both in its archives and in his role as the ever-popular and compassionate chaplain to the Foyle Hospice in Derry.

“May he now rest in the peace of his Lord and Master.”