David Ford MLA said: “Father Reid played a very significant part in the peace process. His compassion and deep humanity will always be remembered.
“He was a man who put his faith into action. He was an inspiration to all those involved in the peace process.
“We all owe him a huge debt of gratitude for the work he carried out to bring an end to the Troubles.
“On behalf of the Alliance Party, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to his family and friends.”