Guilford Clyde Young

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Guilford Clyde Young (1955 - 1988)

Born at Sandgate, Queensland on 10th November, 1916.

He was ordained a priest in Rome on 3rd June, 1939, after a brilliant academic career at Propaganda Fide College. Returning to Australia he was appointed secretary to the Apostolic Delegation for a short time until he was consecrated Auxiliary Bishop of Archbishop McGuire of Canberra-Goulburn in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, on 8th September, 1948.

He was translated to Hobart as Coadjutor in November 1954, and succeeded to the See on the resignation of Archbishop Tweedy in September the following year.

Archbishop Young’s years in Hobart were distinguished by his leadership in the implementation of the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, and his contribution to the liturgical renewal of the Church both at the local level and through his appointment in Rome first to the Concilium for the implementation of the Council’s reforms, and later to the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship.

He died on 16th March, 1988.