Tributes paid to Bishop Seamus Hegarty

Tributes have been paid to the Catholic Bishop of Derry, Dr Seamus Hegarty, after he announced his retirement for health reasons.

Dr Hegarty said he was being treated for an "irreversible and progressive" condition.

In a statement yesterday, Dr Hegarty said he decided to submit his resignation because he can no longer fulfil his diocesan role.

Derry Minister, Rev David Latimer, said that Bishop Hegartys legacy will be his leadership qualities..

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