The Most Rev. George Pell,
D.Phil. is Catholic Archbishop of
. 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
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 Australia:
Pell, George. Issues of Faith and
Morals. Oxford University Press: 1996.
Pell, George. Catholicism and the
Architecture of Freedom: 1999.
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