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Statement by the Bishop of Down and Dromore on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

The Rt Revd David McClay, Bishop of Down and Dromore, has expressed his condolences on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh:

‘We in the Diocese of Down and Dromore join with Archbishop John and many others in praying for Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family upon the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.

‘Prince Philip was a man of many accomplishments and in particular I would like to pay tribute to the work of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme which he founded. Over many years, countless young people within our diocese benefitted from the scheme and gained self–confidence and a sense of purpose through it.

‘I am grateful for Prince Philip’s legacy in the lives of our young leaders which will bear fruit for many years to come.’

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