The families of those killed in Bloody Sunday have met with Protestant Church leaders in Derry following on from the publication of the Saville Report yesterday.
Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Ken Good, the Reverend Dr Norman Hamilton and Reverend Paul Kingston met with the families at the Bloody Sunday memorial.
In a statement afterwards they said they hoped the Saville Report will bring comfort and relief to the families who lost loved ones – they also commended them for their patience and dignity.
This afternoon, some of the relatives will meet with Taoiseach Brian Cowan.
Much attention is now focussing on whether or not prosecutions should be pursued. This morning, the former Bishop of Derry Dr Edward Daly said his preference would be to accept Saville, and not go any further.
Meanwhile, the DUP for East Derry Gregory Campbell says it’s regrettable that Lord Saville did not examine the context which led to the Parachute Regiment being deployed.
Speaking to Greg Hughes on Highland Radio today, he said the Saville Report covers the events of one day, while the IRA and others have caused thousands of bloody days.
He also says the Saville Report rejects what’s been a republican claim for years, that the events of Bloody Sunday were planned, and the soldiers were ordered to do what they did.