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Fr Reynolds was a force for progress

Father Gerry Reynolds, who died yesterday after a short illness, made an outstanding contribution to the search for peace and reconciliation in Ireland and was a major force for progress throughout his long ministry.

He had a particularly strong commitment to ecumenism, and always extended the hand of friendship and understanding to like-minded figures within the Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Methodist Churches.

His work as a Redemptorist priest at Clonard Monastery in west Belfast, where he was based for over three decades, enabled his blend of wisdom and common sense to have a positive impact on lives across the city and beyond.

Father Reynolds had a rare ability to establish a bond of human trust, even in the most difficult of circumstances, and his role in changing our society for the better was commendable in every respect.

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