Remembering John Hume

5 Aug 20208

Remembering John Hume

A tribute from Bono was read by the Bishop of Derry, Donal McKeown, at the funeral service for John Hume at St. Eugene's Cathedral in Derry today.


We were looking for a giant and found a man whose life made all our lives bigger.

We were looking for some superpowers and found  clarity of thought, kindness and persistence.

We were looking for revolution and found it in parish halls with tea and biscuits and late night meetings under fluorescence.

We were looking for a negotiator who understood that no-one wins unless everyone wins...and that peace is the only victory.

We were looking for joy and heard it in the song of a man who loved his town so well and his missus even more.

We were looking for a great leader and found a great servant.

We found John Hume.
For Pat, Thérèse, Áine, Aidan, John and Mo.'

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It's not a place This country is to be a sound of drum and bass You close your eyes to look around We need someone like Mr. Hume in America.
We shall overcome.
John Hume rest in peace
Watched the funeral from my home in derry, and it was quite moving and funny at times, with some of the stories his son told.. Rest in peace John Hume
Thank You
Thank you to Bono and the other members of U2 for the part they have played in the peace process in Eire.
Compromise, what a beautiful word.
Candle lit at the front door yesterday for a great man.
A true man of peace.
John Hume. ....a man I'll never forget. .his earnest, simple style of truth made him extremely popular .and at once secured for him wide reputation. ..look kindly on him in heaven...
Ramesh Paramjothy
Great write up Bono
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