14 Feb 2016

Chch mayor pays tribute to Bishop Barry Jones

10:59 am on 14 February 2016

The Christchurch mayor has paid tribute to the city's Catholic Bishop, Barry Jones, who died yesterday, aged 74.

He had been ill for some months following several strokes and a heart attack.

Lianne Dalziel said the city would miss the style of leadership Bishop Barry showed after the earthquakes.

She says he was a thoughtful man and a very good listener, whose calm approach to dealing with the future of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament was inspirational.