It was the most unlikely friendship – a beautiful, wealthy American student in Washington DC and an elderly Irish priest living in semi-retirement, more than 3,000 miles away in Ireland. The correspondence between Jackie Kennedy and Fr Joseph Leonard began when she was 21 and he was 73.

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“God will have some explaining to do to me if I ever see him,” the devastated first lady wrote to the priest in 1964 after her president husband was gunned down. “I have to think there is a God — or I have no hope of finding Jack again.”

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