Norman Thomas Gilroy

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Gilroy in 1946

Sir Norman Thomas Gilroy KBE (22 January 1896 – 21 October 1977) was an Australian archbishop. He was the first Australian-born cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He became a priest in 1923. He was Archbishop of Sydney from 1940 until his retirement in 1971. He was became a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1969. He was the first Roman Catholic cardinal to have been given a knighthood since the English Reformation. In 1970, he was named Australian of the Year.[1] He was born in Glebe, an inner-western suburb of Sydney, New South Wales.

Gilroy died on 21 October 1977 in Lewisham, New South Wales, at the age of 81.[2]

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  1. "1970 Australian of the Year". Australian of the Year Awards. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  2. Boland, T. P. "Gilroy, Sir Norman Thomas (1896–1977)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved 2 April 2019.

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