The Pontifical Irish College, Rome, will host a special conference on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 November to coincide with the conclusion of Pope Francis’ Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.
On Friday evening Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation will share insights from his unique vantage point as the one tasked by Pope Francis to oversee the Extraordinary Jubilee Year. Her Excellency Emma Madigan, Ambassador of Ireland to the Holy See, will chair this part of the conference.
On Saturday morning, theologian Dr Mary McCaughey will speak on mercy and our understanding of God. Also on Saturday, Fr Roberto Cherubini of the Community of Sant’Egidio will speak about merciful outreach to the poor, drawing on his ministry to the poor in Rome.
The conference will conclude with celebration of Mass in the chapel of the Irish College.
A special invitation is extended to members of the Irish community in Rome to be part of this special event.
Founded in 1628, the Pontifical Irish College is home to 60 students, with half coming from Ireland and the others representing many different nations. The College organises different events for the Irish and for the wider international community in Rome. Over thirty couples from Ireland celebrated the Sacrament of Marriage at the College last year; young people are prepared for the Sacraments of First Penance, First Communion and Confirmation. Conferences and courses are hosted during the Summer months on different aspects of religion, safeguarding, ongoing faith formation and culture.
For more information on this conference see www.irishcollege.org.