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Irish nun appointed by Pope Francis to Pontifical Council for Culture

Sr Pat Murray is a Loreto nun from Dublin and is currently Secretary of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG), a Rome-based worldwide organization of Superiors General of Institutes of Catholic Women Religious.


Promotion for the highest ranking Irish man in the Roman Curia

Navan-born Bishop Paul Tighe has been appointed Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture


Desire for profit must never prevail over value of life

“Research, whether in academe or industry, requires unwavering attention to moral issues if it is to be an instrument which safeguards human life and the dignity of the person.”


Globe theatre’s Hamlet to be performed in Vatican

This is the first time Shakespeare has been performed in the Vatican, and the performance recognises the significance Shakespeare has for world culture.


Mgr Tighe ‘intrigued & happy’ about Vatican role

Year of Mercy should contribute not just to the life of the Church but to secular culture, says new secretary to Pontifical Council for Culture.


Mgr Paul Tighe appointed to senior Vatican role

Appointment as assistant secretary to the Pontifical Council for Culture is a sign of Pope Francis' personal appreciation of his work: Archbishop Martin.


Vatican prelate responds to FIFA soccer scandal

“Is anyone surprised by this news?” asked Mgr Melchor Sanchez de Toca, director of the Pontifical Council for Culture's sports division.


Outrage at Vatican’s choice of image

Headless woman, with no arms or legs, and in bondage, produced by artist interested in sadism selected by Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture.


Cosmetic surgery is an aggression against women

Paper prepared for Pontifical Council for Culture’s plenary assembly on women warns plastic surgery can “amputate the expressive possibilities of the human face".


Vatican calls for peace pause in World Cup final

Initiative aimed at uniting the world in asking for peace in warring countries.

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