A Cardinal Patron
We are very pleased to announce a new patron of our fundraising campaign: His Eminence, George Cardinal Pell, Archbishop of Sydney.
Cardinal Pell is a graduate of Oxford University. As part of his visit to the city in 2009, he celebrated Mass for the beatification of Blessed John Henry Newman in our church.
“I have very many happy memories of the Catholic student community at Oxford from my own time there, and I am only too happy to endorse the appeal as a way of acknowledging the splendid tradition of the Oratorians at Oxford and the many blessings they have brought to Catholic life at the University. I am particularly pleased to see that the spirit of Blessed John Henry Newman continues to be preserved and transmitted at England's greatest university.”