ACU's Edward Clancy Building blessed today

Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell will bless the Edward Clancy Building at ACU National Strathfield Campus (Mount Saint Mary) today. The Edward Clancy Building is named after ACU National's Foundation Chancellor, His Eminence Cardinal Edward Clancy, former Archbishop of Sydney.

Formerly Our Lady of Loreto Nursing Home, the building was purchased by ACU National in 2002 from the St Vincent de Paul Society, and has been extensively developed for teaching, learning, research and administrative purposes.

Cardinal Clancy was the Foundation Chancellor of ACU National from November 1990 to November 2000. A distinguished scholar, writer and leader within the Catholic Church, he was the seventh Archbishop of Sydney from 1983 to 2001 and the fifth Cardinal of Australia.

"As our first Chancellor, Cardinal Clancy provided wisdom, guidance, commitment, dedication and service to Australian Catholic University, and he has also made a tremendous contribution to Catholic education in Australia," said ACU National Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Sheehan.

"ACU National is honoured to recognise the valuable contribution His Eminence has made to the University and to Catholic education in the naming of the Edward Clancy Building, and we are delighted that Cardinal Clancy will speak at the Blessing of this magnificently redeveloped resource," he said.

Blessing of ACU National's Edward Clancy Building (ACU News 15/6/05)

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Archdiocese of Sydney | Cardinal Edward Clancy

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16 Jun 2005