James Robert Knox

James Robert Knox (* 2. March 1914 in Bayswater, Australia; † 26. June 1983 in Rome) was archbishop of Melbourne and later a Kurienkardinal of the Roman-catholic church.


James Robert Knox received according to philosophical and theological studies in Australia and Rome to 22. December 1941 the Sakrament of the Priesterweihe. Subsequently, he worked eight years long as Kaplan and a vice-rector of the papal university „De Propaganda Fide “. From 1948 to 1950 it belonged to the staff of the Vatikani office of the secretary of state and to the central committee for the preparation of the holy yearly 1950. In addition it worked in this time for radio Vatikan. In the years 1950 to 1953 he worked as a secretary of the Apostoli legation in Japan. 1953 appointed it Pope Pius XII. to the Titularerzbischof of Melitene and to the Apostoli envoy for British Africa with seat in Mombasa. The Bischofsweihe received James Robert Knox to 8. November 1953 by cardinal Celso Costantini. 1957 sent it the Pope as Internuntius to India and transferred it at the same time the legation for Burma and Ceylon. In the years 1962 to 1965 James Robert Knox participated in the second Vatikani council . 1967 appointed it Pope Paul VI. to the archbishop of Melbourne, 1973 it accepted it as a cardinal priest with the title church Santa Maria to Vallicella to the Kardinalskollegium . Starting from 1974 James Robert Knox laid down the line of the ore diocese Melbourne and led from now on the Kongregation for the Sakramente. It represented as papal Legat the holy father with numerous ceremonies world-wide. 1981 he became a president of the papal advice for the families. James Robert Knox died to 26. June 1983 in Rome and was bestattet in the cathedral by Melbourne.


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