The Priests with the Irish Brigade

Casement recognised the need for priests to provide for the spiritual care of the prisoners, requesting an Irish priest soon after his arrival. Permission had been given by the Germans by 24 Nov 1914 for O'Gorman & Crotty to travel to Germant from Rome. And on 28th Nov 1914 Casement wrote to John Devoy in USa that he shouls send Casement "a priest or priests at all costs - one not afraid to fiht or die for Ireland" hence Nicholson's eventual arrival in Germany.


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