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Trinity Welcomes Pope Benedict XVI


popephoto-copy.jpgThe 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‚Äôs 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,

President McGuire’s Op-ed Published by the Washington Post: Freedom and Faith on Campus

President McGuire’s Interviews About Pope Benedict XVI:

PBS’ The News Hour With Jim Lehrer: Read Transcript, Watch Video, Listen to Audio

The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU-FM: Listen to the Audio

TIME Magazine Online

Inside Higher Ed

Catholic News Service

Baltimore Sun

Trinity Remembers: Pope’s 1979 Visit Featured on Channel 4 News, April 2, 2008

Trinity President Patricia McGuire to Participate in Catholic Educators Meeting with Pope Benedict XVI

Photos: Pope John Paul II’s Visit to Trinity in 1979

Papal Visit to Washington: Schedule and More

President McGuire’s Bio

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For more information contact Ann Pauley, Media Relations Trinity, 125 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017, (202) 884-9725.