Letter from Bishop Patrick O'Donnell to Hagan
Pontifical Irish College
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Holograph letter from Bishop Patrick O'Donnell, Dundalk (County Louth), to (Hagan), in thanks for his letter; with a matter he has not been able to express so far. First stating that there are no news concerning a Free State representative at the Vatican; also that leading republicans are not likely to be released now- the situation may depend on events in the north. Something he said recently was more fully refuted in Belfast than in Dublin; promising to send an Orange paper. Then informing him that there have been expressions of disapproval of Hagan both in Rome and in Ireland; the gravamen is probably 'that your name was too much mixed up with extreme Irish politics and that Irish politics and politicians have had too much contact with the College'. Reassuring him that his friends are legion, including the cardinal. Advising to stay indifferent for a while to 'our Irish political vicissitudes'. Brief message for Curran; asking for Mass celebrated for his salvation. (Letter is marked 'private and confidential'.)
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The Papers of John Hagan (1904-1930)
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