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.
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).
Pell, George. Catholicism in
Pell, George. Issues of Faith and
Morals. Oxford University Press: 1996.
Pell, George. Catholicism and the
Architecture of Freedom: 1999.
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