The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin has congratulated Bishop Paul Tighe on his episcopal ordination at the Vatican on Saturday.
Bishop Tighe was ordained in St Peter’s Basilica by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of Pope Francis. He was appointed titular Bishop of Drivastrum and Adjunct Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture by Pope Francis last December.
Archbishop Martin and several priests from the Archdiocese of Dublin concelebrated and many friends and family, travelled to Rome for the occasion. Paying tribute to the newly ordained Bishop Tighe, Archbishop Martin said he was a person of kindness and integrity, whose contribution to life of the Universal Church, particularly in social communications, was widely respected.
Bishop Tighe possesses many gifts including a strong pastoral outlook, a fine theological mind and is a communicator par excellence. Last November in Maynooth we were fortunate to benefit from his insight and universal Church experience when he delivered the keynote address ‘The Church in a Digital World – Sharing The Good News’ on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Catholic Communications Office. I am confident that he will do excellent work in his new role as Adjunct Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture.
Archbishop Martin said that, together with the priests of the archdiocese, he wished Bishop Tighe every blessing in his ministry in the years to come and assured him of our prayers.