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Archbishop of Canterbury pays tribute to Ian Paisley

Friday 12th September 2014

Archbishop Justin Welby has paid tribute to Dr Ian Paisley, who died today.

The Archbishop said:

“I would like to convey my condolences to Baroness Paisley and the family on the sad news today that Lord Bannside, Dr Ian Paisley, has died. He was a passionate advocate for his community, a parliamentarian who made his presence felt in our national life and a man of deep faith.

"History will remember him for many things but above all for having the courage, when he judged the moment to be right, of taking the difficult but vital steps towards reconciliation.”


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