Blessed Peter Higgins

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Blessed Peter Higgins was born in Ireland in 1601. He was known as a Dominican priest and for being brutally executed in the neighbourhood of what is now St. Stephen’s Green in the city of Dublin because he refused to acknowledge the king of England as the head of the church. With his fellow Dominican and the Bishop of Emly, Terence Albert O’Brien, he was among a group of seventeen Irish martyrs beatified by Pope John Paul II in September 1992. Bishop Terence Albert O’Brien was hanged on October 30, 1651 on Gallows Green in Limerick city.

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Fr Anthony is a priest of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel, and is currently the Director of Identity and Mission at the Australian Catholic University.