Bishop Forster salutes “one of the giants of modern Irish history”

A statement by the Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, the Rt Rev Andrew Forster, following the death of John Hume:

‘I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of the Nobel peace laureate, John Hume – one of the giants of modern Irish history.

‘John achieved what many people had thought impossible by plotting a course through the previously uncharted waters of peace in Northern Ireland. He mapped out a route which addressed what he called “the totality of relationships in these islands”: between Unionists and Nationalists; north and south; Britain and Ireland. The approach he prescribed gave rise to our…

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