Media information for the Funeral Mass of John Hume RIP

03 Aug 2020

Tomorrow, the removal of the remains of the late John Hume RIP will, along with the cortège, leave Moville, Co Donegal, to the Cathedral of Saint Eugene, Derry, for 5.00pm with the Funeral Mass taking place at 11.30am on Wednesday 5 August, 2020.  Father Paul Farren, Administrator of the Cathedral, will be the celebrant for the Mass and he will preach the homily.  Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry, will preside at the Mass and say the final words. 

In the context of the COVID19 pandemic, and in accordance with public health guidance, social distancing will be strictly observed within the cathedral and on its grounds.  The Funeral Mass will be broadcast at 11.30am on RTÉ One and also televised on RTÉ News Now, and on its online and digital platforms.  In addition, the Mass will be live-streamed on and a media centre will be available adjacent to the cathedral.  Further information concerning the Funeral Liturgy will be published embargoed before the Funeral Mass.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


For media contact: Catholic Communications Office Maynooth: Martin Long +353 (0) 86 172 7678 and Katie Crosby +353 (0) 86 862 3298.