Monday 22 October 2018

A man of God who feared none in defence of all

Maurice Hayes

Maurice Hayes

DENIS Faul was a keen Gaelic footballer with a rugged and direct style who continued to play club football until he was 37.

He carried his style of play through to his life as a human rights advocate - always prepared to tackle any opponent regardless of size or status, never afraid to face up to a bully, and prepared to put the boot in when he thought it appropriate or deserved.

That said, Monsignor Faul, as he became, was one of the great figures of Northern life over the past 35 years. He was a man of towering integrity and great moral courage who was prepared to take on abuse of power and authority wherever he saw it, regardless of whom he offended.

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