Ernest Victor Tweedy

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Ernest Victor Tweedy (1943 - 1955)

Born at Newcastle, NSW in 1900. He studied for the priesthood in Sydney and in Rome, and was ordained in Rome on 20th December, 1925.

He was Administrator of St. John’s Pro-Cathedral, Maitland at the time of his consecration as Archbishop of Hobart on 7th March, 1943. He was loved and respected as a true father by his priests and people.

The pastoral development of the diocese and the expansion of its churches, schools, and numbers of religious orders was the notable characteristic of his term of office. Amid great regret he resigned due to ill-health in September 1955.

He died in Melbourne on 27th September, 1965.