19 Dec 2015

Msgr Paul Tighe appointed to new role by Pope Francis

Pope Francis has named Monsignor Paul Tighe as Adjunct Secretary for the Pontifical Council for Culture, at the same time elevating him to the titular episcopal See of Drivasto.

Msgr Tighe has been serving as the Secretary for the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. The Navan man is credited with helping to bring the Vatican into the digital social media age with particular responsibility for the @pontifex twitter account of the Holy Father and the website News.va.

He will be the highest ranking Irish man in the Roman curia and will be ordained bishop in St Peter's basilica in 2016.

Read full reports:

The Irish Times
Vatican Radio
Statement from Archdiocese of Dublin
Vatican Insider
Whispers in the Loggia


Communication is the core activity of the Church’- back in November Msgr Paul gave an address in Maynooth to mark the 40th anniversary of the Catholic Communications Office in Maynooth.

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