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An Olive tree commemorates Bishop Putney's contribution to ecumenism.

As a young seminarian at the time of Vatican II, Bishop Michael Putney of Townsville underwent what he describes as "a genuine conversion to the ecumenical movement". This enthusiasm led him to key roles within inter-Church dialogue both nationally and internationally. These roles included the president of the National Council of Churches (NCC), held since 2009, but relinquished after a diagnosis of inoperable stomach cancer spread to his liver. Bishop Putney's tireless commitment to the cause of ecumenism has led to him being awarded Member (AM) of the Order of Australia in the 2013 Queen's Birthday honours. Bishop Putney died in 2014. 


Address:270 Stanley Street, Sacred Heart Cathedral , Townsville, 4810
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.259384
Long: 146.812023
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:June-2013
Source: MA
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