12TH NOVEMBER 2004
75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
BETWEEN IRELAND AND THE HOLY SEE
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic
relations between Ireland and the Holy See. To commemorate this event
the Pontifical Irish College, Rome is today hosting a seminar entitled
“Ireland and the Holy See – Diplomatic Relations in a Changing Europe”.
Please find available scripts for this seminar attached for publication.
Details of the event are as follows:
venue: Irish College Rome;
date & time: 15:30 on Friday November 12th 2004;
contributors: Archbishop Sean Brady Primate of All Ireland,
Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop Giuseppe
Lazzarotto Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, Monsignor Liam Bergin
Rector of the Pontifical College, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr Dermot Ahern TD, Mr Dermot McCarthy Secretary General to
the Government, His Excellency Ambassador Philip McDonagh,
Mr Pat Cox former President of the European Parliament,
Professor Dermot Keogh Head of the Department of History UCC.
Also as part of this celebration, the Embassy of Ireland to the Holy
See has arranged the following for the next day:
venue Mass in St John Lateran’s Basilica;
date & time: 12:00 noon on Saturday November 13th 2004;
celebranT: His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Sodano;
reception: Afterwards in the Irish College hosted by the
Embassy of Ireland to the Holy See for the Irish community
and the diplomatic corps.
Martin Long Director of Communications (086 172 7678)