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Statement of Bishop Séamus Hegarty, Bishop of Derry, following the bomb at Bishop Street

PRESS RELEASE

28 March 2011

Statement of Bishop Séamus Hegarty, Bishop of Derry, following the bomb at Bishop Street

I was shocked at the reckless disregard for the sanctity of human life demonstrated by the planting of a bomb at Bishop Street on Sunday evening.

This attack caused untold anxiety to the local residents, including elderly and vulnerable people in Alexander House.

There was a stark contrast between the irresponsible behaviour of those who planted the bomb and the care shown by those who looked after the elderly and others who were evacuated from their homes.

I again appeal to those involved in bombings and shootings to reflect on the consequences of their actions and to respect the wishes of the overwhelming majority of people in our city who desire to live in peace.

ENDS

Further information:

Diocese of Derry: Fr. Michael Canny 048 7126 2894

Catholic Communications Office Maynooth: Martin Long 00353 (0) 86 172 7678 and Brenda Drumm 00353 (0) 87 310 4444


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