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Family ‘delighted’ by Fr Bob’s posthumous AO

The late Fr Bob Maguire was posthumously recognised as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) at this year’s Australia Day awards.

Fr Bob remembered at state funeral

Fr Bob Maguire, Australia’s “patron saint of the unloved and unlovely” has been farewelled at a state funeral attended by people of all walks of life, held at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne, on 5 May.

Updated: Fr Bob Maguire state funeral to be held 5 May...

Melbourne's 'larrikin priest', media personality and champion of the downtrodden Fr Bob Maguire entered eternal life today, aged 88

The church was big enough for Fr Bob and Cardinal Pell....

With the passing of Fr Bob Maguire into eternal life, the church in Australia has lost its “patron saint of the unloved and unlovely.” Fr Bob was one of a few Catholic priests with instant name recognition, even among non-Catholics. The other was Cardinal George Pell. Now both have gone in one year.
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