The Common Good in the Digital Age

Paul Tighe

Pontifical Council for Culture, Secretary - Italy, Rome

Keynote speaker Session 1: The Common Good: Seeking Shared Values


Paul Tighe was born on the 12 th February 1958. He was ordained a priest of the Dublin Diocese in 1983. From 1990 to 2007, he taught Moral Theology and Ethics at the  Mater Dei Institute of Education  in Dublin. In 2004, he was appointed to the Communications Office of Dublin Diocese and he established the Office for Public Affairs. In 2007, he was appointed as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. In that capacity, he was involved in promoting Church reflection on the importance of digital culture and in the launch of some of the social media initiatives of the Holy See. In 2015, he was nominated to the Pontifical Council for Culture and as titular Bishop of Drivastum. At the Council, where he serves as Secretary General, he follows questions related to digital culture (impact of technology on social and political discourse), ethics and contemporary literature.