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World Streets of Derry should not be lined for John Hume's funeral, family says

07:51  05 august  2020
07:51  05 august  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Pat Hume and her family have been adamant in this regard. Many dignitaries from various corners of the globe would want to be in Derry for the funeral But he had to bide his time for a while because Pat was out and would not be home for a while. Hume suggested to McKinney that they go to Da

Mr Hume ' s family has asked mourners to refrain from lining the streets of Londonderry as his body is brought The funeral of John Hume takes place tomorrow morning at 11:30 in Derry . Derry was a special place for John Hume , he said . "I remember sitting around the piano with Phil Coulter, I think

John Hume's family has asked people to protect public health by not lining the streets of Derry for his funeral.

John Hume wearing a suit and tie: John Hume committed his life to the pursuit of Irish unity by peaceful means © Other John Hume committed his life to the pursuit of Irish unity by peaceful means

The former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, widely regarded as the architect of the Good Friday Agreement, died earlier this week, aged 83.

Restrictions imposed as a result of the global pandemic will limit numbers in St Eugene's Cathedral to his family and a few notable exceptions.

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Hume ' s funeral will be held Wednesday morning in Derry . Hume ' s family said in a statement late on Monday: " John loved the people of Derry and Donegal. Father Farren continued: “Instead of lining roads and streets to show respect for John , it is the wish of the Hume family that we remain

Mr Hume ’ s widow, Pat, and other family members have urged people to stay at home and instead light a candle for peace. “ John loved the people of Derry and Donegal,” the family said . “The family are anxious that a public gathering for John ’ s funeral might inadvertently put someone’s health at “Instead of lining roads and streets to show respect to John , it is the wish of the Hume family that

Ireland's president, Taoiseach (prime minister), Tanaiste (deputy prime minister) and foreign affairs minister are all expected to pay their respects.

First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill, the women tasked with defending the peace he helped build, will represent Northern Ireland's devolved government.

John Hume, Bill Clinton are posing for a picture: John Hume and his wife Pat with former US President Bill Clinton (C) at the Guildhall in Londonderry © PA John Hume and his wife Pat with former US President Bill Clinton (C) at the Guildhall in Londonderry

In normal circumstances, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his predecessor Tony Blair and former US President Bill Clinton are likely to have travelled to Londonderry for the funeral.

In a statement issued through the church, his wife Pat and family thanked people for their tributes and urged them to make public health a priority.

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Mr Hume ’ s widow, Pat, and other family members have urged people to stay at home and instead light a candle for peace. “ John loved the people of Derry and Donegal,” the family said . “The family are anxious that a public gathering for John ’ s funeral might inadvertently put someone’s health at “Instead of lining roads and streets to show respect to John , it is the wish of the Hume family that

Mr Hume ’ s widow, Pat, and other family members have urged people to stay at home and instead light a candle for peace. “ John loved the people of Derry and Donegal,” the family said . “The family are anxious that a public gathering for John ’ s funeral might inadvertently put someone’s health at “Instead of lining roads and streets to show respect to John , it is the wish of the Hume family that

Father Paul Farren, Administrator of the Cathedral of St Eugene, said: "Pat and her family are very grateful for the outpouring of love and support following the death of their beloved John.

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"The family are anxious that a public gathering for John's funeral might inadvertently put someone's health at risk in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic and are asking that people express their grief by staying at home and joining with the Hume family in a Celebration of Light for Peace," he added.

On the eve of the funeral, Father Farren said: "Instead of lining roads and streets to show respect to John, it is the wish of the Hume family that we remain at home, light a candle and join with the family to pray the Prayer of St Francis of Assisi: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

"This Celebration of Light for Peace is a fitting tribute to a much loved and distinguished Irishman," he added.

A civil rights activist, impacted by Bloody Sunday and other tragic events in his city, John Hume pursued Irish unity by exclusively peaceful means.

He was fiercely criticised for engaging in secret talks with Gerry Adams but that engagement paved the way to the IRA ceasefire and Good Friday Agreement.

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