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Cardinal Norman Thomas Gilroy Relief Portrait
Cardinal Norman Thomas Gilroy Relief Portrait
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Relief portrait dedicated to the memory of Cardinal Gilroy.

His Eminence Sir Norman Thomas Gilroy KBE (22 January 1896 – 21 October 1977) was an Australian clergyman. He was the first Australian-born Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1934 he was appointed Bishop of Port Augusta, South Australia, gaining an experience in dealing with pastoral problems that was to serve him well in his later position. In 1937 he became Coadjutor Archbishop of Sydney and Titular Archbishop of Argyranthemum. On the death of Archbishop Michael Kelly, Gilroy succeeded to the Archdiocese of Sydney on on 18 March 1940.

Gilroy was created Cardinal on 18 February 1946, becoming the first Australian-born member of the College of Cardinals, becoming Cardinal-Priest of Santi Quattro Coronati.

Gilroy was knighted in 1969. He was the first Roman Catholic Cardinal to receive a knighthood since the Protestant Reformation. He was awarded Australian of the Year in 1970. He resigned as Archbishop of Sydney in July 1971, and died in Sydney in 1977, aged 81.
 

Location

Address:College Street, St Marys Cathedral , Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.871528
Long: 151.2135
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion
Link: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonl…

Dedication

Front Inscription

Cardinal Norman Thomas Gilroy KBE
            1896-1977
5th Archbishop of Sydney
            1940-1971

Source: MA, ADB
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