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Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty (1898 – 1963) A Real Irish Hero!
In Rome during World War II, Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty organised an escape organisation for Allied POW’s and civilians. When the Allies entered Rome he and his colleagues had saved over 6,500 lives.
Hugh O’Flaherty, a Kerryman, was awarded the highest honours, including a Commander of the British Empire, the Congressional Medal of Freedom and was the first Irishman named Notary of the Holy Office.