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Bernie Sanders John Hume funeral in pictures

Bernie Sanders John Hume funeral in pictures

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Stephen Latimer

John Hume’s coffin lay before the altar in St Eugene’s Cathedral in Londonderry ahead of his funeral service on Wednesday.

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Family, friends and colleagues lit candles alongside a portrait of the former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

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John Hume’s wife Pat, pictured here on the left with her children, had urged mourners wishing to line the streets for the funeral to respect social distancing guidelines.

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Due to Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings, only about 120 people – mostly close family and friends – were inside the cathedral, although many more followed the service online.

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Politicians from both sides of the Irish border, including Irish President Michael D. Higgins, attended the funeral service.

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Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Micheál Martin was among the political dignitaries who paid their respects.

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The Bishop of Derry, Donal McKeown welcomed First Minister Arlene Foster and former SDLP MLA Tommy Gallagher to the cathedral.

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Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill was also at the service.

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Local people watched from outside the gates of the cathedral.

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Derry musician Phil Coulter performed his own song, The Town I Love So Well, as the funeral procession left the cathedral.

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President Higgins spoke to the current SDLP leader, Colum Eastwood, inside the cathedral.

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Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney sat near Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis inside the cathedral.

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Mr Hume’s son, John Hume Junior, paid a heart-warming tribute to his father.

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The Bishop of Derry, Donal McKeown, read messages from global dignitaries, including Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama.

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A mourner holding the order of service booklet ahead of the funeral Mass.

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The casket of the former SDLP leader was carried from the cathedral by his son, John Hume Junior, and other family members.

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Pat Hume was supported by her daughter Mo as the service ended.

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Mourners and politicians clapped as the funeral cortege left the cathedral.

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Members of the public lined the streets and clapped as John Hume’s funeral cortege passed through the city.

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