Edward Clancy (cardinal)

Edward Bede Cardinal Clancy AC ( born December 13, 1923 in Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia) is an emeritus Archbishop of Sydney.


Edward Bede Clancy received a Catholic school education and entered the seminary of Springwood 16 years. After theological and philosophical studies he received on 23 July 1949, the sacrament of Holy Orders, and then worked for a period of two years in the church ministry. 1951 his bishop sent him to doctoral studies in Rome.

From 1955 to 1958 Edward Bede Clancy worked in two parishes of his native diocese as a priest before he was appointed in 1958 as Professor of Biblical Theology at St. Columba 's College, Springwood. In 1961 he started another doctoral studies at the end of which he was awarded his doctorate in theology. He subsequently received the appointment as chaplain of the University of Sydney and Professor of Biblical Theology at St. Patrick 's College, Manly. In addition to teaching, he joined as the author of scientific articles in appearance.

1973 Pope Paul VI appointed him. Titular Bishop of Árd Carna and appointed him as Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney. He received his episcopal consecration on January 19, 1974 Cardinal James Darcy Freeman. In 1978 he became Archbishop of Canberra and in 1983 Archbishop of Sydney, where he provided the leadership of the diocese in 2001 until his retirement.

Pope John Paul II took Edward Bede Clancy on 28 June 1988 as a cardinal priest with the titular church of Santa Maria in Vallicella in the College of Cardinals to. In 1998, he stayed on at a synod in the Vatican, which dealt with the Catholic Church in Oceania. At the conclaves in 2005 and 2013, he did not participate because of the age limit.

In 1995, he became the first Grand Prior of the newly formed Australian Lieutenancy New South Wales Equestrian Order of the Holy grave in Jerusalem.