Fr Enda Murphy has been named the new head of office of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.
A native of Northern Ireland, he is a priest of the diocese of Kilmore, a diocese mostly in the Republic of Ireland but with a few parishes in Northern Ireland. Fr Murphy holds a doctorate in liturgy from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute at Sant’ Anselmo (his thesis was on the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens), and has recently been working as an official in CDWDS. He has also been serving as the Holy See’s delegate to ICEL.
Participants in the Pontifical Council for Culture’s virtual conference “Church and Music: Texts and Contexts” in February 2021 will have seen Fr Murphy give an excellent presentation on the topic “From Latin to Local”. His liturgical savvy is laced with a fine pastoral sense, which bodes well for the future work of CDWDS.