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Carr, Thomas
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(baptized May 5, 1839, Moylough, County Galway, Ireland – May 6, 1917, Melbourne, Australia), Roman Catholic archbishop. Carr, who came from a landowning family, studied at Maynooth College and was ordained priest in 1866. In 1883, he was appointed bishop of Galway; in 1887, he came to Victoria as archbishop of Melbourne. He strongly fostered Roman Catholic education in his diocese by, for example, supporting a teacher-training college and a university college. His relations with …

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Prentis, Malcolm, “Carr, Thomas”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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