Frà Richard Divall awarded doctorate with high distinction
Sir James Gobbo AC CVO KStJ QC , Kairos Catholic Journal, Tuesday 20 May 2014
A Mass was held at Newman College on Sunday 4 May, followed by a reception for Frà Richard’s many religious and academic colleagues, in the Oratory at the College, itself designed by Walter Burley Griffin. Eighty Members, colleagues from the college and from three universities attended including the Vice-Chancellor of Monash University, Professor Ed Byrne AC and Allan Myers AO and Maria Myers AO.
Dr Divall has long been a scholar of the history of Malta and gave a memorable address in 1981 to the National Assembly of the Order of Malta on the history of the Order. The Cathedral was a fitting venue for the Graduation as it was the place where Frà Richard was received into the Catholic faith in 1989 in the presence of Most Rev George Pell, Sister Fabian Elliot RSC AO, Sir James, Lady Gobbo and Dame Joan Hammond DBE.