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Fr. O’Connor: Absolution for Absolute Evil

December 12, AD2017 4 Comments
Fr. O’Connor: Absolution for Absolute Evil

At 36, Father Richard “Sixtus” O’Connor found himself assigned to the Nuremberg Trials to minister to twenty-one prisoners who had been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity.  The Franciscan missionary had been recommended by General George Patton because of his fluency in German and his calming influence on German prisoners captured during the […]

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