Posts Tagged ‘Teutonic College’

Irish priest who saved Jews in WWII honoured

Friday, May 13th, 2016

An Irish priest who saved thousands of Jews and Allied soldiers during World War II has been honoured at the Vatican. Msgr Hugh O’Flaherty disguised himself from Nazi secret police and set up safe houses in Rome between 1943 and 1944. One of the safe houses was right next to the secret police’s main headquarters Read more

Vatican cemetery ‘a little piece of paradise’

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

A small, inconspicuous cemetery inside the Vatican walls made headlines recently with the burial of a Belgian homeless man, Willy Herteleer. “The pilgrims’ tomb” is a common grave, just a few yards from the tombs of bishops, royalty and intelligentsia. Herteleer is buried there, his name engraved on the tombstone of plot No. 106, along Read more