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From the blog of MEP Daniel Hannan comes this tale of a distant relative....


An American friend tells me a heart-warming story about my distant cousin, Philip Hannan, the former Archbishop of New Orleans, now in his late nineties.

When Hurricane Katrina wrecked the city, the old prelate went to the diocesan office to help. He found his successor wracked with concern about the fate of a parish priest who was lost in the storm. Seeing that anxiety had left the poor man paralysed, my 92-year-old kinsman called the military authorities.

“This is Phil Hannan. I jumped with the 82nd Airborne at Normandy. I need a helicopter”.

A helicopter duly arrived, and carried the former army padre to the home of the missing cleric, which had been turned to matchwood. Returning to the archiepiscopal residence, Hannan announced without ceremony, “He’s dead, may he rest in peace. Let’s move on to the next problem”.


This guy was in his nineties, and shook his successor by the proverbial lapels and forced him back to his job. But the bit about the helicopter is just... awesome.

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