Abbe Pierre - Most Admired Man in France

Campaigner for the homeless who was regularly named
as the most admired man in France

Henri-Antoine Grouès (Abbé Pierre), priest and charity worker: born Lyons, France 5 August 1912; entered Capuchin Order 1931 as Brother Philippe; ordained priest 1938; parliamentary deputy 1945-51; founder, Emmaus movement 1949; died Paris 22 January 2007.

Read about his life: here

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