The Trinity community joyously welcomes our beloved Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, on the occasion of his historic visit to our nation’s capitol. Trinity students, faculty, staff and alumnae are looking forward to participating in the mass at Washington Nationals Stadium, and seeing the Pope during his driving routes near Trinity’s campus. Christina Tilghman, a student in Trinity’s program at THEARC, is participating in the Washington Archdiocese Gospel Choir, which will be singing during the mass.
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 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’s Interviews About Pope Benedict XVI: