Bishop Geoffrey Robinson is retired auxiliary bishop of Sydney. He was a student in Rome from 1955-65. Ordained in Rome in 1960, he was in Rome throughout Vatican II. His doctoral work was in Canon Law, though he has always maintained a scholarly interest in the study of Scripture. He taught Canon Law in Sydney, served as Chief Justice of the Archdiocesan Marriage Tribunal, secretary and then president of the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand and Chairman of the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Board and the Catholic Education Commission of his home State, New South Wales. He has worked extensively in the areas of ecumenism and professional standards in ministry.