Birth of Fr Hugh O’Flaherty, “Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican” 1889

#OnThisDay 1898 Fr Hugh O’Flaherty was born in Cork. ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican’ was a major figure of the Catholic resistance to Nazism. He avoided SS assassination attempts & saved the lives of 6500 Allied soldiers & Jewish civilians during WW2.

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