2014

Pope Francis appoints Cardinal Pell as the first ever Secretariat for the Economy at the Vatican. Bishop Anthony Fisher OP is appointed as the ninth Archbishop of Sydney on 18th September. His installation took place on November 12th.

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2010

Blessed Mary MacKillop is canonised in Rome and given the title of St Mary of the Cross, thus becoming Australia’s first Saint. Cardinal Pell unveils a statue of St Mary of the Cross at the Hyde Park entrance of the Cathedral.

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2008

Pope Benedict XVI visits Sydney for the 23rd World Youth Day. During the festival, Pope Benedict XVI dedicated a new Altar for the Cathedral.

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2000

The southern spires are installed, complete from Wardell’s design.

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1986

The peal of 14 bells is consecrated.

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1970

The first Pope to visit Australia, Pope Paul VI celebrates Mass in the Cathedral.

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1961

The refurbishment of the Crypt is completed

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1928

The Cathedral, complete with south nave, is opened.

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1900

The Cathedral is officially opened by Cardinal Moran.

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1882

Though unfinished, the Cathedral is open and dedicated.

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