The body of the late retired Bishop of Derry, Edward Daly, is reposing in the city’s St Eugene’s Cathedral.

The 82-year-old popular cleric passed away early this morning in Altnagelvin Hospital, surrounded by his family. He had been ill for some time

This evening, several hundred people accompanied his remains from Bradley and McLaughlin’s Funeral Home in William Street to the nearby cathedral where they were greeted by Bishop of Derry, Dr Donal McKeown.

Retired Auxiliary Bishop of Derry, Francis Lagan, and priests from throughout the diocese accompanied Bishop Daly’s coffin as it was carried into the church by members of his family.

Bishop Daly will repose in the cathedral until his Requiem Mass at 3.30pm on Thursday.

He will be laid to rest immediately afterwards in the grounds of the cathedral.

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