On Tuesday 12th March, His Excellency, Archbishop Charles Brown, the Papal Nuncio (The Vatican Ambassador to Ireland) will visit the Institute from 5-6pm to participate in a 'Town Hall' style meeting, where he will dialogue with those present about topical subjects in the Church and the World. There will be some light refreshments served afterwards.
In a 2012 interview Archbishop Brown said that he is well aware of the delicate moment in Ireland but says that he goes to Ireland "to learn" and "to help". The church has to modernise and to find new ways of presenting her message to people in this new context of the materialism and consumerism of a society that is now more similar to other European countries than it was in the 1980s.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Nuncio is attending the Institute as part of a visit to the Pastoral Area of Dun Dealgan (the four parishes of Dundalk), and he also has engagements with teachers from the local schools, priests and pastoral councils from the area, and will be leading Evening Prayer in St. Patrick's Church at 7.30pm
- Charles Brown was born in 1959 in Manhattan, New York.
- He is the oldest of six children.
- He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of New York by Cardinal John Joseph O'Connor on 13 May 1989 in St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York.
- Appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland on 26th November 2011