Monsignor Bryan Oliver Walsh, Child Advocate and Church Leader (1930–2001) Walsh, a Roman Catholic priest, led Operation Pedro Pan, in which the Archdiocese of Miami and the U.S. Department of State helped thousands of Cuban children to immigrate to the United States, unaccompanied by their parents, and found them foster homes or united them with relatives. Starting in 1960, over 14,000 minors escaped Fidel Castro’s new Communist government and became American citizens. FLOR500, Garden 467
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Monsignor Bryan Oliver Walsh, Child Advocate and Church Leader

 

Monsignor Bryan Oliver Walsh, Child Advocate and Church Leader

(19302001)

Walsh, a Roman Catholic priest, led Operation Pedro Pan, in which the Archdiocese of Miami and the U.S. Department of State helped thousands of Cuban children to immigrate to the United States, unaccompanied by their parents, and found them foster homes or united them with relatives. Starting in 1960, over 14,000 minors escaped Fidel Castro’s new Communist government and became American citizens.




 




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