Here's a selection of the many tributes paid to John Hume on Twitter today

Here's a selection of the many tributes paid to John Hume on Twitter today
John Hume was recognised by leaders from all over the world for his contribution to the peace process in Northern Ireland. File picture

Tributes to former SDLP leader John Hume have continued since the announcement of his death this morning after a long and challenging illness. 

Across the world European, American, British and Irish leaders have hailed Mr Hume's contribution to the Good Friday Agreement. 

The Nobel Peace Prize winner also received tributes from former leaders and participants in the peace process as well as thousands of tributes from members of the public.

Here's a selection.

Political leaders in Ireland 

Church leaders 

British politicians

European politicians and public figures 

Across the Atlantic 

Members of the public 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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