Blessed Odoardo Focherini

Blessed Odoardo FocheriniAlso known as

  • Edward Focherini

Memorial

Profile

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.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

  • if you have information relevant to this Cause, contact
       Fra Giovangiuseppe Califano, OFM
       Diocesi di Carpi
        Via Don Eugenio Loschi 1, 41012 Carpi (MO), ITALY

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Odoardo Focherini“. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 December 2013. Web. 29 July 2014. <>