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Funeral for the Rev. Daniel Berrigan held in New York

Mourners carry photo of priest and peace activist Rev. Daniel Berrigan
Mourners carry photo of priest and peace activist the Rev. Daniel Berrigan during funeral march to Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City. Photo by RNS/Heidi Thompson

NEW YORK (RNS) A funeral Mass for the Rev. Daniel Berrigan was held on Friday (May 6) at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City.

A Jesuit priest and herald of the Catholic social justice movement, Berrigan — along with his late brother, Philip, also a priest — became synonymous with anti-war activism in the Vietnam era.

Berrigan had been living at the Jesuit infirmary at Fordham University in the Bronx when he died on April 30. He was 94.

RNS Publisher Heidi Thompson attended his funeral and took these photos.

Funeral march for Rev. Daniel Berrigan.

Funeral march for the Rev. Daniel Berrigan in New York City. Photo by RNS/Heidi Thompson

Mourners carry photo of priest and peace activist Rev. Daniel Berrigan

Mourners carry photo of priest and peace activist the Rev. Daniel Berrigan during the funeral march to the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City. Photo by RNS/Heidi Thompson

Mourner carries a photo of Frs Phil and Dan Berrigan burning draft records during '68 protest of Vietnam War

A mourner carries a photo of priests Phil and Dan Berrigan burning draft records during a 1968 protest of the Vietnam War. Photo by RNS/Heidi Thompson

Mourners walk past the hearse carrying the body of Rev. Daniel Berrigan as they enter the Church of St. Francis Xavier

Mourners walk past the hearse carrying the body of the Rev. Daniel Berrigan as they enter the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City for the funeral Mass. Photo by RNS/Heidi Thompson

The processional banners have become altar cloths for the funeral mass of Fr Dan Berrigan

Processional banners became altar cloths for the funeral Mass of the Rev. Daniel Berrigan in New York City. Photo by RNS/Heidi Thompson

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Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson was named Publisher and CEO of Religion News Service in July 2014. She has spent most of her career with faith organizations in marketing, communications and fundraising.

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