(Vatican Radio) Long-time Vatican official Msgr. Paul Tighe was consecrated a bishop on Saturday afternoon in a ceremony presided over by the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, in St. Peter’s Basilica.
The new bishop was in December named the Adjunct Secretary for the Pontifical Council of Culture. He had previously served as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications since 2007.
Among those concelebrating the Mass was the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin.
Archbishop Martin said Bishop Tighe, who served as Director of the Communications Office of Dublin Diocese from 2004-2007, “was a person of kindness and integrity, whose contribution to life of the Universal Church, particularly in social communications, was widely respected.”
Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, sent congratulations to Rome on behalf of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
“Bishop Tighe possesses many gifts including a strong pastoral outlook, a fine theological mind and is a communicator par excellence,” the Armagh Archbishop said. “I am confident that he will do excellent work in his new role as Adjunct Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture. I wish Bishop Tighe every blessing in the years to come and assure him of my prayerful support.”
Bishop Tighe was given the titular see of Drivastrum.