Trinity President Patricia McGuire will participate in a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday, April 17, at which he will be addressing presidents of 200 Catholic colleges and universities, and education leaders from 195 dioceses from across the country. The address will take place at 5:00 pm at the Catholic University of America, two blocks from Trinity’s campus.
President McGuire is available to the media for interviews prior to the meeting and immediately afterwards. As one of the longest serving Catholic college presidents in the country, she has great experience and expertise to bring to the topic. President McGuire has written articles for “Catechetical Leader” and “Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education” and gave a keynote address at the National Catholic Educators Association’s annual meeting. President McGuire was at Trinity when Pope John Paul II came to campus, and provided live television commentary during his visit to Denver in 1993 during World Youth Day. Most recently, she has been interviewed about Pope Benedict’s upcoming visit by Channel 4 News, the White House correspondent of CBS Radio News and WTOP radio. In addition to discussing the meeting with the educators, she is available to comment on the Pope’s historic visit to the United States.
As Trinity welcomes Pope Benedict XVI to Washington, D.C., the Trinity community also remembers Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Trinity’s campus in October 1979. He blessed the campus and led an ecumenical prayer service in Trinity’s Notre Dame Chapel with leaders of the Protestant, Eastern Orthodox and Jewish faiths and other non-Christian religions. The Pope also met with and individually blessed persons with disabilities during his historic visit. Click here to view photos.
For more information, or to arrange an interview with President McGuire, contact Ann Pauley, media relations, 202/884-9725, firstname.lastname@example.org President McGuire can be reached directly at 202/884-9050.
President McGuire’s Interviews About Pope Benedict XVI: