The “Urbs” and “Hibernia”: Missionary Connections Between the Irish Community of Rome and Ireland in the Seventeenth Century

  • Matteo Binasco
Part of the Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World book series (CTAW)


Until now little is known of the Irish community who established in Rome during the early modern period. This essay will illustrate the institutions, like the Irish College and St. Isidore’s, but also the key figures in the city as well as in Ireland who played an active role in the establishment and development of a missionary link from Rome. The essay will also focus on the problems which characterized these missionary links, and how and to what extent the authorities of the Papal Curia sought to support the Irish clerics who wished to return to operate in Ireland.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matteo Binasco
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  1. 1.Foreigners University of SienaSienaItaly

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