Archbishop pays tribute to Seamus Hegarty


September 21, 2019

The Catholic Archbishop of Ireland has paid tribute to the late Seamus Hegarty.

The former Bishop of Derry and Raphoe died at the age of 79 at Letterkenny Hospital in his native Donegal on Friday following an illness.

Dr Hegarty led the diocese of Derry from 1994 to 2011, before retiring due to ill health.

Archbishop Eamon Martin expressed his sadness, recalling Dr Hegarty’s dedication to helping Irish emigrants and their families, as well as his passion for education and efforts to nurture the peace process.

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