Michael Kelly (bishop)
Kelly served on the staff of the House of Missions, Wexford and was made vice-Rector of the Irish College, Rome, in 1891. In 1894 he was made head of Irish College. Kelly also became a leader in the temperance movement.
Elected Archbishop of Achrida In Partibus Infidelium and coadjutor cum jure successionis of Sydney on 20 July 1901, Kelly was Consecrated Coadjutor Archbishop on 15 August 1901 at St Joachim's Church, Rome, by Cardinal Francesco Satolli.
Kelly succeeded to the See of Sydney on 16 August 1911 on the death of Cardinal Moran. Kelly continued his crusade for temperance. Fund-raising for schools was undertaken by Kelly, and it was estimated £12,000,000 was spent on scholastic and church properties from the time of Kelly's arrival in Sydney until his death. St Mary's Cathedral was completed in 1928 and statues of Kelly and Moran stand in the main portal. He took a less belligerent attitude to sectarian tensions and political questions such as Irish affairs that Archbishop Mannix of Melbourne.
- Patrick O'Farrell, 'Kelly, Michael (1850–1940)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 9, MUP, 1983, pp 556–558.
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