Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

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Edward Daly * The Roman Catholic bishop who tended victims of Northern Ireland's Bloody Sunday killings and became a defining image of the massacre has died at age 82.

The Catholic Diocese of Derry said Bishop Daly died peacefully on Monday (Aug. 8, 2016) after a long illness.

Bishop Daly was a priest in Londonderry when British paratroopers opened fire on a Catholic civil rights protest march on Jan. 30, 1972, killing 13 people.

The killings helped fuel Northern Ireland's sectarian violence, in which some 3,000 people died.

Bishop Daly became a hero by administering last rites to victims on the streets amid the mayhem of the Catholic Bogside district.

A photo of the priest waving a blood-stained white handkerchief as he tried to help a dying 17-year-old became one of the event's iconic images. …

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