By Father Seán Connolly

Father Flanagan talking with children in his hometown of Ballymoe, Ireland, in 1946.
Father Flanagan talking with children in his hometown of Ballymoe, Ireland, in 1946.

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Father Flanagan talking with children in his hometown of Ballymoe, Ireland, in 1946.

Father Flanagan was a priest who loved as Christ loved, brought hope where there was despair and comfort where there was mourning.

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