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Londonderry pays tribute to John Hume at a coronavirus funeral

The northern Irish city of Londonderry hosted the funeral for Nobel Peace Prize laureate John Hume on Wednesday, a heartfelt ceremony marked by the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Between honors and messages from Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama or Bono, the singer of the music group U2, a small number of participants entered the cathedral of Saint Eugene, where the act took place.

Despite requests from the family that promised to pay tribute later as soon as sanitary conditions permit, dozens of people have gathered outside the church.

Londonderry pays tribute to John Hume at a coronavirus funeral
Londonderry pays tribute to John Hume at a coronavirus funeral

Hume, who died on Monday at the age of 83, is one of the founders of the Social Democratic Party and the Workers’ Party (SDPL) and is considered one of the politicians who have done the most to end the Northern Irish conflict.

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