Patrick McArdle appointed new archdiocesan Chancellor
Professor Patrick McArdle has been appointed Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.
In announcing the appointment today, Archbishop Christopher Prowse said Prof McArdle would soon retire from his leadership roles at Australian Catholic University where he had worked for more than 25 years, including as dean of the Canberra campus.
Prof McArdle recently completed post-graduate studies in Canon Law.
“He will be of immense assistance to us all as he serves in his new role as our Chancellor,” the Archbishop said.
Prof McArdle’s appointment follows the retirement of Mr Victor Dunn after almost five years in the position.
The Archbishop said Mr Dunn had served the archdiocese with distinction.
“He has placed his deep Catholic faith into practical action. We are deeply grateful,” he said.
As Chancellor, Prof McArdle will work closely with the Archbishop, the Vicar General, and the archdiocese’s financial administrator.
His other roles will include employment, assisting in the management of the Office for Evangelisation, and notarial and archival functions.
Prof McArdle will take up the appointment at the end of this month.
Congratulations Patrick on your appointment. I wish you well in your new and challenging position.
Congratulations, Pat. New challenges keep us ‘alive’! Best wishes
Congratulations, Patrick. I am sure that you will perform this task nobly. Please be assured that you will be in our prayers.
Congratulations, Patrick! An excellent appointment. I am certain you will serve the archdiocese well.
Congratulations, Patrick. An excellent appointment for the Archdiocese.
A great appointment. Very good for Archdiocese
Congratulations Patrick! Wishing you well in your new appointment, the archdiocese is blessed to have you.
Congratulations Patrick and good luck in your new role – the Archdiocese’s gain is our loss. I’ve not been long at ACU but found in you a terrific mentor and sounding board. You loved your students and they loved you.