Msgr. Peter Gerard Magee:
Born at Ardrossan,
Scotland, U.K., in 1958.
Studied for the priesthood
at the Pontifical Scots College, Rome and at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (1975-1982; 1984-1986).
Ordained priest for the
Diocese of Galloway, Scotland, on July 2nd, 1981.
As far as academic titles
go, he holds a Ph.B. (Bachelor of Philosophy, 1977), an S.T.L. (Licentiate in Theology, specializing in moral theology, 1982),
and a J.C.D. (Doctor of Canon Law,1988) - all from the Gregorian
Called to the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in Rome (diplomatic formation institution of the Holy See) in 1986, completing studies in Papal
diplomacy and international law in 1988.
Entered the Diplomatic Service
of the Holy See in 1988, serving in the following Nunciatures:
1988-1991: El Salvador
1997-1999: Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN Office in Geneva;
1999-2004: United States of America and the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the Organization of American States
In October 2004, Msgr.
Magee left diplomacy to begin a teaching career under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Washington. In the Fall of 2005,
he will begin teaching “Papal Diplomacy and International Affairs” at the School of Foreign
Service at Georgetown University.
He was made a Prelate
of Honor of His Holiness, 3 May, 2001.
Modern Languages: English,
French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese.
Author of several articles
on matters spiritual, theological and canonical.
Pianist, organist and public