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My Ecumenical Journey Michael E. Putney

My Ecumenical Journey

Michael E. Putney

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ISBN : 9781922239648
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249 pages
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Michael E Putney was born in Gladstone, Queensland in June 1946. He was educated in Townsville and Brisbane and was ordained a priest in June 1969 and later completed post graduate studies at the Gregorian in Rome with some time in Belgium. He taughtMoreMichael E Putney was born in Gladstone, Queensland in June 1946. He was educated in Townsville and Brisbane and was ordained a priest in June 1969 and later completed post graduate studies at the Gregorian in Rome with some time in Belgium. He taught Systematic Theology at Pius XII Seminary in Brisbane from 1975 to 1995. He was ordained a Bishop in 1995 and was an Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Brisbane until January 2001 when he was appointed the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Townsville. His interest in ecumenical matters dates back to his seminary days. Since then he has served on various diocesan, state, national and international ecumenical bodies. He has been Roman Catholic Co-Chairman of the International Methodist and Roman Catholic Dialogue, from 1996 as well as member of various other international Dialogues. From mid 2009 to mid 2010 he was Interim President of the National Council of Churches in Australia and was elected the President at the 2010 Forum, and resigned in 2013 after becoming ill. Michael has also been a member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity since 2004.