Interesting blog post by Nigel Barker about Pope Francis urging priest to 'take more risks for the church'

06 November, 2014

Sir D'Arcy Osborne Pope Francis often talks of the need for priests to take risks, to get out into the streets, to live the message of the Gospel. This week I met a group of people who are living witnesses to just such an approach – descendants, relatives and friends of Msgr Hugh O’Flaherty, Major Sam Derry, and others involved in the British Organisation in Rome for Assisting Allied Escaped Prisoners of War during World War II. The organisation worked autonomously from, but under the umbrella of the British Minister to the Holy See, D’Arcy Osborne, unable to leave the relative safety of the Vatican from 1940-44.

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