Paul Tighe

secretary Pontifical Council Soc Comms

Paul Tighe is the secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI in November 2007. He had previously served as director of the Office for Public Affairs in the diocese of Dublin, Ireland.

Tighe was born in Navan, County Meath, Ireland. He graduated in Law from University College, Dublin in 1979 and following study for the priesthood at Holy Cross College in Clonliffe, Ireland and at the Pontifical Irish College in Rome he was ordained a priest of the Dublin Diocese in 1983. His first appointment was as parish chaplain and teacher in Ballyfermot, Ireland. He went on to study Moral Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Since 1990 he has been a lecturer in Moral Theology in the Mater Dei Institute of Education in Dublin. He was appointed head of the Theology department in 2000.

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