Archbishop Paul Gallagher to deliver Swansea University’s

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See's Secretariat of State will deliver Swansea University’s 100th Theology Public Lecture next month.

Swansea University Chaplain Nigel John said: “It is a huge honour for Swansea University that Archbishop Gallagher is to deliver our 100th Theology Public Lecture.   “The lecture series which has been running for over 13 years has consistently hosted high-calibre speakers who have delivered thought-provoking lectures often containing profound wisdom and insights. 

“We are very excited that the centenary lecture in this series is to be given by Archbishop Gallagher and we look forward to significant attendance on the evening.”

Archbishop Gallagher, in his official role as the Secretary for Relations with States for the Holy See, visited London this month to meet with members of Her Majesty's Government and members of both the Houses of Parliament.  The visit was sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and was aimed at highlighting the role of the Holy See on the international stage.

Nigel John said: “The Archbishop is known to be an engaging speaker, with an intense concern of global issues and how the teachings of the Church can influence people’s hearts and minds and enhance understanding in modern times.  We look forward tremendously to his very topical lecture.”

Archbishop Paul Gallagher will deliver the lecture entitled “Diplomacy and Dialogue amidst Conflict” at 6pm on 7 April 2016 at the Great Hall on Swansea University’s Bay Campus.  The evening will begin with entertainment by comedian and Papal Knight, Don Maclean, and the Gwalia Singers.   The lecture will then follow. Everybody is welcome to attend and admission is free.

For further information, please contact Swansea University’s Corporate Events Assistant, Delyth Thomas: delyth.m.thomas@swansea.ac.uk.