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Marcus Loane, 1911-2009

Sir Marcus Loane, the former Archbishop of Sydney died on April 14, aged 97, following a short illness.

Born in Tasmania in 1911, he studied at the University of Sydney and Moore Theological College before being ordained in 1935. His ministry saw him, among other things, serve as chaplain to the Australian forces in Papua New Guinea between 1942 and 1944 and as principal of Moore Theological College from 1954 to 1959.