18. August 2018

2017 Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award


Sr Orla Treacy IBVM, principal of Loreto Education and Medical Mission in South Sudan which was set up in 2006, has been presented with the 2017 Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award. She received the accolade in Killarney at the weekend.  This is the tenth year of the award, established in 2008 to commemorate the humanitarian work of Killarney native Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty.  She was selected from a shortlist of five nominated by the public for walking in the footsteps of the Killarney priest who was credited with operating a lifeline via the Vatican for up to 7,000 people during Nazi Occupied Rome.

Sister Orla Treacy

Today we were joined by Sister Orla Treacy working in war-torn South Sudan. She has just received the Monsignor Hugh O' Flaherty humanitarian award for her work there. For more information about her work, go to www.loretorumbek.ie Loreto Schools Rumbek

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