Statement on the death of Ian Paisley by the Archbishop of Canterbury

(12 Sept 2014) 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

The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury 

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