John Button (one of our ex-pollies who died the same day) got front page.
“I had 13 lovely years sitting opposite him at breakfast every morning. He was a holy man. He loved God and God’s people. He was always fearful of hurting priests, and found it hard to correct or reprimand a priest.” (Ballarat Bishop Peter Connors — Sir Frank’s private secretary, then Vicar-General, then auxiliary bishop)
“The priests liked him. He understood Vatican II (1960s reforms of the Catholic Church) and its spirit, and was also an intelligent bishop and a reader.” (Retired priest Eric Hodgens)