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UK Catholic education leaders to attend Vatican Congress

Scottish Catholic Education Service director and St Mary’s University officials head to the World Congress on Catholic Education that will be addressed by Pope Francis

Catholic education leaders from the UK will be amongst those taking part in the World Congress on Catholic Education in Rome this week.

Michael McGrath (above), director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, will be in attendance at the event while Dr John Lydon, programme director for Catholic school leadership at St Mary’s University in Twickenham, will be the only UK representative to address the gathering.

The congress, which take place from Wednesday November 18 to Saturday November 21, will conclude with an address from Pope Francis in the Paul VI Hall.

As well as being sponsors of the event, Bishop Richard Moth, St Mary’s University’s Chair of Governors, and Vice-Chancellor Francis Campbell will host events during the congress, which brings together Catholic education leaders to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing Catholic education in the 21st century.

Vice-Chancellor Campbell, British Ambassador to the Holy See from 2005 to 2011, said it would be a privilege to participate in this World Congress.

“St Mary’s has an important role in advancing the mission of Catholic education,” he said. “We understand the need for Catholic education to be renewed in order to remain vibrant in the modern world. This can be achieved through inclusivity, being outward facing and encouraging inter-faith dialogue. These are the principles running through St Mary’s which I look forward to discussing with participants during the Congress.”






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