John Hume receives his Papal Knighthood

Former SDLP leader John Hume has received his papal knighthood at a special Mass in Derry's St Eugene's Cathedral last night.

In June, Pope Benedict announced that Mr Hume was to be made a Knight Commander of St Gregory.

Mr Hume said he felt very honoured by the knighthood, which was presented by the former Bishop of Derry Dr Edward Daly.

He said while he was honoured to receive the award, he sees it not as an award to himself, but to the people of Derry,"