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George Pell

George Pell

The Most Rev. George Pell, D.Phil. is Catholic Archbishop of Sydney . Archbishop Pell holds a licentiate in theology from Urban University, Rome (1967), a master's degree in education from Monash University, Melbourne (1982), a doctorate of philosophy in church history from the University of Oxford (1971) and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Education. He was Visiting Scholar at Campion Hall, Oxford University, in 1979 and at St Edmund's College, Cambridge University, in 1983. He was ordained a priest in St Peter's Basilica, Rome, on Dec. 16, 1966. He was ordained an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and Titular Bishop of Scala in 1987, and was appointed as seventh Archbishop of Melbourne in 1996. In March 2001, Archbishop Pell was appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Sydney.

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Archbishop Pell has been a member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace from 1990-95 and again from 2002. From 1990-2000 he was a member of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In April 2002, Pope John Paul II named him President of the Vox Clara Committee to advise the Congregation for Divine Worship on English translations of liturgical texts. In December 2002, he was appointed to the Presidential Committee of the Pontifical Council for the Family, having previously served many years as a Consultor to the Council.

Archbishop Pell has written widely in religious and secular magazines, learned journals and newspapers in Australia and overseas and regularly speaks on television and radio. In September, 1996, Oxford University Press published Issues of Faith and Morals, written for senior secondary classes and parish groups. Other publications include The Sisters of St Joseph in Swan Hill 1922-72 (1972), Catholicism in Australia (1988), Rerum Novarum-One Hundred Years Later (1992) and Catholicism and the Architecture of Freedom (1999).

Selected Bibliography

Pell, George. Catholicism in Australia: 1988.

Pell, George. Issues of Faith and Morals. Oxford University Press: 1996.

Pell, George. Catholicism and the Architecture of Freedom: 1999.

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