- Lara Marlowe
- The Irish Times
Three days ago, he embarked on the path to sainthood.
His father, Jean-Pierre, was born French but became German when Alsace-Lorraine changed hands in the Franco-Prussian war.
His mother, Eugénie, a Luxemburger, had to take her husband’s nationality. Luxembourg was occupied by Germany when Robert was born there in 1886.
He chose French…