Speakers at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress (archive)

Please read Speakers at the Congress in the English web site for information about Congress speakers, including video and audio recordings of speakers' talks.

Speakers representing lay, religious and clergy organisations from many countries including Ireland, Italy, Austria, Spain, Australia, UK and USA will give testimonies, catechesis and workshops in venues at the Royal Dublin Society from Monday 11th June until Saturday 16th June 2012. 

Below is an outline list of confirmed speakers. Please note that this is subject to change and additional details will be uploaded as more speakers confirm their participation.  

Name of speaker


Sister Una Agnew SSL Milltown Institute, Dublin
Father Niall Ahern Diocese of Elphin
Father Eamonn Aylward Irish Missionary Union
Dr Carl Anderson Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus
Ms Frankie Berry International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons, National Chaplaincy for Deaf People, Ireland
His Eminence Seán Cardinal Brady Archbishop of Armagh
Dr Marcel Broesterhuizen International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Ms Monica Browne Emmaus Productions
Mr John Bruton Former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland
Ms Rose Busingye Meeting Point Kampala, Uganda
Bishop Derek Byrne SPS Diocese of Guiratinga, Brazil
Bishop Frank J Caggiano Auxiliary Bishop, Diocese of Brooklyn, USA
Ms Noreen Carroll Foxrock Parish, Dublin
Ms Padraigín Clancy Lecturer, author and broadcaster 
Ms Nicole Clarke International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons, Australia
Most Rev Dermot Clifford Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, Ireland
Dr Anne Codd Council for Pastoral Renewal and Adult Faith Development
Mr John Colgan Living Communion
Father Neil Collins SSC Columban Missionaries
Bishop Kieran Conry Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, England
Father Dan Crosby OFM Cap St Anthony Spirituality Centre, Marthon, USA
Ms Jo Culhane Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)
Mr Pat and Mrs Carmel Cunneen Equipes Notre Dame (Teams of Our Lady)
Father John Cusick Archdiocese of Chicago, USA
Bishop Mark Davies Bishop of Shrewsbury
Father Martin Delaney Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin
Father Gary Donegan Holy Cross Parish, Belfast
Dr Donal Dorn Irish Missionary Union
Father Michael Drumm Catholic Schools Partnership
Mrs Mary Duggan International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons, Ireland
Mr Peter Dunn The Radharc Trust
Sister Catherine Dunne Sisters of Charity
Dr Kevin Egan All Hallows College, Dublin
Professor Robert Enright University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Dr Enzo Farinella Casa Italia Cultural Centre, Dublin
Father Derek Farrell Parish of the Travelling People, Dublin
Mr Askur Meade Fernández International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons, Mexico
Dr Jack Finnegan Milltown Institute, Dublin
Sister Consilio Fitzgerald Cuan Mhuire Addiction Rehabilitation Centre
Dr Bernadette Flanagan All Hallows College
Rev Paul Fletcher SJ  International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons, England
Mr Vinny Flynn MercySong
Br Donatus Forkan OH Prior General, Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God
Mr Phil Friel and Mrs Trish Friel Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Ms Colette Furlong Pastoral Services Manager, IEC2012
Mr Ger Gallagher Office of Evangelisation, Archdiocese of Dublin
Ms Eleanor Glenn Actress
Professor Gill Goulding University of Toronto, Canada
Rev Nicky Gumbel Alpha International
Father Peter Hannon SJ Manresa Retreat Centre, Dublin
Rev Professor André Haquin Université de Louvain-La-Neuve
Ms Maeve Louise Heaney Singer and musician
Abbot Mark Patrick Hederman OSB Glenstal Abbey
Sister Moya Hegarty OSU St Angela's College, Sligo, Ireland
Most Rev Barry Hickey Archbishop of Perth
Bishop Friedhelm Hoffman Bishop of Würtzburg, Germany
Father Declan Hurley Diocese of Meath
Right Rev Michael Jackson Anglican Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough
Fr Hugh Kavanagh Focolare
Ms Julie Kavanagh Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin
Deacon James Keating Creighton University, Nebraska, USA
Mr Patrick and Ms Susan Keenan Retrouvaille Ireland
Most Rev Patrick A Kelly President, International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons, Archdiocese of Liverpool, England
Mr Justin Kilcullen Trócaire
Bishop Franz Lackner Auxiliary Bishop of Graz-Seckau, Austria
Ms Rose Marie Lavelle Office of Evangelisation, Archdiocese of Dublin
Mr Donal Lawlor Focolare
Mr Stephen Lawlor International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons, Australia
Father Liam Lawton Musician and composer
Ms Alice Leahy Trust Ireland
Professor Brendan Leahy Focolare
Most Rev Robert LeGall OSB Archbishop of Toulouse, France
Mr Norman Lévesque Green Church
Brother Alois Löeser Prior of Taizé Community, France
Father Gabriel Lyons SPRED
Ms Maeve Mahon Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin
Sr Mary Mangan Sisters of Mercy
His Emience, Oscar Andres Cardinal Rodriquez Maradiaga Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Most Rev Piero Marini President, Pontifical Council for the Eucharistic Congresses
Most Rev Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin
Bishop Julian Lopez Martin Diocese of León, Spain
Professor Vincent McBrierty Trinity College Dublin
Father John McCarthy Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
Mr Joe McDonagh St Anthony's Parish, Clontarf
Sister Briege McKenna OSC Intercession for Priests
Bishop Donal McKeown Auxiliary Bishop, Diocese of Down and Connor
Mr Peter McVerry SJ Peter McVerry Trust
Ms Lena Meehan

SPRED (Special Religious Development), Diocese of Down and Connor

Ms Jane Mellet Parish Pastoral Worker, Archdiocese of Dublin
Most Rev J Michael Miller Archbishop of Vancouver, Canada
Mr Hannes Minchmayr KISI-KIDS
Archbishop Kola Mirdita Archbishop of Tirane, Albania
Dr John Monaghan Deputy President, Society of St Vincent de Paul
Mr Richard Moore Children in Crossfire
Ms Julieann Moran Council for Pastoral Renewal
Ms Marion Mulhall WorldPriest
Father Paul Murray OP University of St Thomas, the Angelicum, Rome
Father Vojtech Nepšinský Comenius University, Slovakia
Archbishop Michael Neary Archbishop of Tuam, Ireland
Professor Thomas Norris Focolare
Ms Breda O'Brien Columnist
Father Ciarán O'Carroll Rector, Pontifical Irish College, Rome
Professor Timothy T O'Donnell Christendom College, Virginia, USA
Father Seán O'Duinn OSB Glenstal Abbey
Father Kieran O'Mahoney OSA Orlagh Retreat Centre, Dublin
Mr Brendan O'Reilly Council for Catechetics, Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference
Father Min Seo Park International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons, South Korea
Mr David Payne Catholic Faith Exploration (CaFE)
Rev Dr Ruth Patterson Restoration Ministries
Father Brendan Purcell University of Notre Dame, Sydney
Mr David Quinn Iona Institute
Father Timothy Radcliffe OSB St Dominic's Priory, London
Professor William Reville University College Cork
Sister Brigid Reynolds Social Justice Ireland
Father Tom Rosica CSB Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, Canada
Deacon Josef Rothkopf International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons, Germany
His Eminence, Robert Cardinal Sarah President, Pontifical Council "Cor Unum", Rome
Father Kevin Scallon CM St Clare Sisters Retreat Ministry
Father Michael Shields Magadan, Russia
Bishop Michael Smith Dicocese of Meath
Ms Imogen Stuart Artist
Mr Peter Sutherland United Nations
Most Rev Luis Antonio Tagle Archbishop of Manila, Philippines
Dr Susan Timoney International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons, USA
Most Rev Joseph William Tobin CSSR Secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, The Vatican
His Eminence André Cardinal Vingt Trois Archbishop of Paris
Cardinal  Peter Turkson President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
Patriarch Fouad Twal Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem
Dr Maria Voce President of Focolare
Bishop Bashir Warda Archbishop of Erbil, Iraq
Mr John Waters Journalist
Ms Catherine Wiley Catholic Grandparents Association

For information on the Programme of events, visit our Congress Programme page.

For information on the Speakers for the Theology Symposium, click here.

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