Cardinal James Darcy Freeman

Cardinal James Darcy Freeman

Birth
Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death 16 Mar 1991 (aged 83)
Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Burial Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Plot Cathedral Crypt.
Memorial ID 26954406 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Cardinal. Sydney born James Darcy Freeman was educated by the Sisters of Charity and the Christian Brothers until entering the St. Columba's Seminary, Springwood, to begin his studies for the priesthood. Moving to St. Patrick's Seminary in Manly to further his studies, he was ordained priest in July 1930. Assistant priest at Grafton and Murwillumbah in the diocese of Lismore and later at Strathfield, Mosman, and St. Mary's Cathedral, Freeman acted as private secretary to Cardinal Gilroy and chaplain to the Christian Brothers of Strathfield. Director of the Catholic Information Bureau and official within the Archdiocesan Tribunal, he furthermore served as administrator of Haymarket Parish and parish priest of Stanmore. Appointed auxiliary for the archdiocese of Sydney, Freeman received his episcopal consecration with the titular See of Hermopolis Parva on December 9, 1956 at St. Mary's Cathedral. Named bishop of the diocese of Armidale on ctober 18, 1969, he was promoted to the metropolitan see of Sydney on July 9, 1971, following the death of Cardinal Gilroy. President of the Australian Episcopal Conference, Pope Paul VI created him cardinal priest with the title of Our Lady Queen of Peace of Ostia in the consistory of March 5, 1973. Appointed knight commander of the British Empire in 1977, the Cardinal retired from the pastoral government of his see on February 12, 1983. Spending his last years at Saint John Vianney's Villa in Randwick under the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor, he died of heart failure at St. Vincent's hospital in Sydney.

Bio by: Eman Bonnici


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  • Created by: Eman Bonnici
  • Added: 20 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26954406
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cardinal James Darcy Freeman (19 Nov 1907–16 Mar 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26954406, citing Saint Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia ; Maintained by Eman Bonnici (contributor 46572312) .