Blessed Odoardo Focherini

Blessed Odoardo FocheriniAlso known as

  • Edward Focherini

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Layman in the diocese of Carpi, Italy. Married, a father of seven, who worked as a journalist. Focherini provided Jews with false documents so they could escape Nazi death camps by emigrating to Switzerland. Arrested by the Nazi authorities, he was sentenced to a concentration camp where he later died. Martyr. In 1969 he was proclaimed a Righteous Gentile by Yad Vashem, the official Israeli Holocaust memorial.

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Beatified

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  • “Blessed Odoardo Focherini“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 June 2012. Web. 3 July 2015. <>