The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh is to meet the Pope when he attends the canonisation ceremony of Cardinal John Henry Newman, founder of University College Dublin, in Rome tomorrow (Sun).Minister McHugh will represent An Taoiseach and the Government at the canonisation of Cardinal Newman who was UCD’s first rector and president when it was founded as the Catholic University of Ireland.Cardinal Newman served as the university’s first rector between 1854 and 1858. He was also recognised as a poet, philosopher and historian. Newman is famed for his series of lectures which were published as the “Idea of a University”, which has influenced thought on education greatly in Ireland and throughout the world.Minister McHugh has a number of engagements while in Rome including a reception at the Urbania Pontifical University attended by Britain’s Prince Charles and a number of British dignitaries.As head of the Irish delegation, Minister McHugh will meet Pope Francis in St Peter’s Basilica for a brief meeting before the ceremony on Sunday.Ireland’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Derek Hannon will also attend the canonisation ceremony. Newman believed in the power and potential of education to develop people in ways beyond just academic knowledge.The more holistic view we have of education today is rooted in this belief.Minister McHugh said “It is a privilege to be present for such a famous celebration of a significant figure in the history of Irish education.“I am honoured to have been asked to represent the Government at such a significant ceremony to mark the life, works and legacy of Cardinal Newman.”Minister Joe McHugh to meet Pope at canonisation was last modified: October 17th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Minister Joe McHughPope Francis
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Thobile Msomi with the many awards she has received for her work chanpioning widows’ rights. (Image: South Coast Sun)When her husband died, leaving her with three children to raise as a single mother, Thobile Msomi was forced to find the means to support her family. She could have chosen to keep secret the lessons she has learned in how to raise a family as a single parent, but instead Msomi chose to play her part in empowering other women who find themselves in the same boat and who are in need of advice and support.Qina Mfelokazi (A Woman with Courage) is one of her books targeted at women who have to deal with their husbands’ deaths without support from their families. The book has become a beacon of hope for women who do not have the opportunities or community facilities that provide counselling for widows.Msomi is the founder of the South African Association of Widows and Single Ladies. It assists women who suffer the loss of husbands or partners, especially those with children. Brand South Africa salutes Msomi for providing a platform for women to heal and achieve success.
Three days after the Panjab University campus witnessed a violent clash between students and the police amid a protest against fee hike, the students are in no mood to relent, with many of them continuing their protest on Friday. However, differences cropped up among members of the Joint Student Action Committee (JSAC), which was formed by student unions to press for a rollback. Students owing allegiance to the National Students Union of India, who broke away from the JSAC, continued to sit on a relay fast demanding a rollback. Relay fastStudent leader Manoj Lubana said: “NSUI has separated from the JSAC owing to differences in ideology and methodology, which made the protest a political gimmick.”“It’s the eleventh day of the relay fast,” said Mr. Lubana, adding that the NSUI would soon meet Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh and Governor V.P. Singh Badnore and urge them to find plausible solutions and get proper funding for the University.The JSAC mainly includes Panjab University Students Union (PUSU), National Students Union of India (NSUI), the Students Front and Students Organisation of India (SOI). The Students For Society (SFS) and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) are not part of the JSAC. The elected Panjab University Students Council, meanwhile, intends to resume its agitation in the coming days, if the fee hike is not rolled back.‘Revoke police cases’“We had a meeting with the university administration today [Friday] as well on the issue. Also, we have asked the authorities to withdraw the cases filed against innocent students following the clash with police,” said Nishant Kaushal, president of the Panjab University Campus Students Council. Mr. Kaushal said the stone-throwing episode on the campus was the handiwork of “outsiders”. The students have been protesting against the significant hike in tuition fee announced by the PU Senate last month for the 2017-18 academic year.