Msgr. Hugh O'Flaherty

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When the Nazis occupied Rome for nine months following the fall of Mussolini, Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty created what came to be known as the "Rome Escape Line."

Irish president honors WWII hero Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty at the Vatican

Oct 20, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Ireland’s President Michael Higgins in a Vatican ceremony on Oct. 19 paid tribute to O’Flaherty, an Irish priest who hid... Read more

Msgr Hugh O'Flaherty bronze memorial by Alan Ryan Hall, located on Mission Road, Kilarney, Ireland.

Ireland’s Msgr. Hugh O'Flaherty, a Vatican ‘defender of the weak’

Mar 17, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Msgr. Hugh O’Flaherty, an Irish priest who hid Italian Jews from the Nazis and went on to baptize the former... Read more