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Bishop Smith on taking shorthand at Vatican II

11 June, 2012

Bishop Michael Smith, joined by Dr Patrick Geoghegan and Dr Padraic Conway, reflects on his time working at the Second Vatican Council.

Bishop Michael Smith

Bishop Michael Smith a native of Oldcastle in County Meath, Bishop Michael Smith was born in 1940. Following education at St Finian’s College, Mullingar and the Pontifical Irish College, Rome, he was ordained a priest 1963.

He attended all 168 days of the Second Vatican Council. He and eleven other young priests prepared the official record, having been appointed as a recording secretary to the Council.

Returning from Rome he served in the Cathedral Parish of Mullingar, as chaplain to St Loman’s Hospital and as secretary to Bishop John McCormack. He was ordained an auxiliary bishop of Meath in 1984 and co-adjutor Bishop of Meath on 10th October 1988.

Taking Shorthand in Latin at the Second Vatican Council

Bishop Michael Smith will be joined by Dr Patrick Geoghegan, Trinity College Dublin, Newstalk 106’s Talking History and Dr Padraic Conway, Director of the UCD International Centre for Newman Studies and Vice-President of University College Dublin, to reflect on his time working at the Second Vatican Council.

Date of event Monday 11th June

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