5th August 2020

In_pictures John Hume funeral in pictures

In_pictures John Hume funeral in pictures

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  • in_pictures John Hume's coffin lies before the alter in St Eugene's Cathedral in Londonderry ahead of his funeralStephen Latimer

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

  • in_pictures A portrait of John Hume surrounded by candles lit by members of his family and colleaguesStephen Latimer

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

  • in_pictures John Hume's family,Stephen Latimer

    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.

  • in_pictures Around 100 mourners attended the funeral service at St Eugene's Cathedral.PA Media

    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.

  • in_pictures The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins arrives at the CathedralPA Media

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

  • in_pictures Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Micheál Martin was among the mourners.PA Media

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

  • in_pictures The Bishop of Derry, Donal McKeown welcomes First Minister Arlene Foster and former SDLP MLA Tommy Gallagher to the cathedralPA Media

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

  • in_pictures Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill arriving for the service.PA Media

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

  • in_pictures Local people watched from outside the gates of the cathedral.Reuters

    Local people watched from outside the gates of the cathedral.

  • in_pictures Derry musician Phil CoulterReuters

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

  • in_pictures President Higgins talking to current SDLP leader Colum EastwoodPA Media

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

  • in_pictures Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney speaking to NI Secretary of State Brandon Lewis.Stephen Latimer

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

  • in_pictures Mr Hume's son, John Hume Junior, paid a heart-warming tribute to his father.PA Media

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

  • in_pictures The Bishop of Derry, Most Reverend Donal McKeown addressing the congregation.PA Media

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

  • in_pictures A mourner holds the order of service for the funeral Mass.PA Media

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

  • in_pictures The casket of the former SDLP leader is carried by his son, John Hume Junior, and other family members.PA Media

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

  • in_pictures Pat Hume and her daughter Mo leaving the cathedral together.Niall Carson

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

  • in_pictures Mourners and politicians clapped as the funeral cortege left the cathedral.Niall Carson

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

  • in_pictures Members of the public lined the streets and clapped as John Hume's funeral cortege passed through the city.Niall Carson

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

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