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New book about life of Fr Gerry Reynolds launched at Clonard

Author Gladys Ganiel and Reverend Ken Newell. Picture by Declan Roughan
Marie Louise McConville

A new book about the life and times of popular Redemptorist Fr Gerry Reynolds was launched at Clonard in west Belfast last night.

The book, `Unity Pilgrim: The Life of Fr Gerry Reynolds', has been written by Dr Gladys Ganiel, a Research Fellow in the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen's University, Belfast

The book, which tells the life story of the dedicated priest who worked tirelessly to bring about peace in Northern Ireland before he passed away at the age of 80 in 2013, was officially launched by former Presbyterian moderator, Rev Ken Newell, who had been close friends with Fr Reynolds.

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The book is available to buy from Clonard or online at

Author Gladys Ganiel and Noreen Castle, Fr Gerry Reynolds sister. Picture by Declan Roughan

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