Archbishop urges 230 Maynooth graduates to spread Good News

Archbishop urges 230 Maynooth graduates to spread Good News Academic Procession - College Chapel

Graduates of Theology, Philosophy and Education were urged to spread the Good News and find a “shared vision of lasting peace” in a society struggling with issues and questions regarding human trafficking, direct provision, migration, gangland violence and more.

The 230 people that graduated on Saturday from St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, were conferred the academic rewards by Primate of All-Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin, who is the chancellor of the pontifical university.

The archbishop referenced Pope Francis’ address at a gathering of theologians in Naples, in which he suggested that meeting society’s challenges, a good pontifical university “will be characterised by evangelisation and dialogue”.

“He [Pope Francis] stressed that the proclamation of the Good News of Jesus and of God’s love needs time and the space for interaction and dialogue, so as to fully understand the problems of today and to discover ways of resolving them,” said Archbishop Martin.