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NZ Catholic Bishops In Solidarity With Nigeria Church Massacre Victims

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Catholics in Aotearoa New Zealand stand in solidarity and prayer with the parishioners of St Francis Xavier Church in Owo, Ondo state, Nigeria, following the monstrous atrocity committed at their Pentecost Sunday Mass. Unidentified armed men attacked ... More >>

Research Produces Further Details About Reported Abuse In NZ Catholic Church

Thursday, 2 June 2022, 6:06 am | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Continuing research has produced further details of where and by whom much of the reported abuse in the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand was committed. The research is being undertaken by Te Rōpū Tautoko, the group that coordinates Catholic ... More >>

Synodal Hui, Suzanne Aubert Discussed By Bishops At NZCBC Meeting

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 11:17 am | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

The Catholic bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand are looking forward to meeting as wide a group of people as possible in early July at the National Synodal Hui in Wellington. The hui is the next big step of New Zealand’s part in the “Synod on Synodality,” ... More >>

Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Michael Gielen As Bishop Of Christchurch

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 7:01 am | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

21 May 2022 Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Michael Gielen as the new Bishop of Christchurch. Bishop Gielen has been the Auxiliary Bishop of Auckland since March 2020. He will be installed in his new Christchurch role by July to replace the former ... More >>

Danny Karatea-Goddard Appointed Sisters Of Compassion Co-Chief Executive

Saturday, 30 April 2022, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

NZ Catholic Bishops Conference adviser Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard has been appointed Co-Chief Executive Māori-Tumu Whakarae of the Sisters of Compassion Group, the religious order founded by Meri Hōhepa Mother Suzanne Aubert. He joins Dr Chris Gallavin (appointed ... More >>

Catholic Bishops Welcome Covid Restrictions Easing In Time For Easter

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 7:36 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

The Catholic bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand are relieved that the use of vaccine passes is ending and restricted numbers of people allowed at Mass eased in time for Easter. The Government announced today that the limit of 100 allowed with a vaccine ... More >>

Kavanagh College To Become Trinity Catholic College

Friday, 18 March 2022, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Kavanagh College in Rattray St Dunedin will be renamed Trinity Catholic College from January 1 2023. The Catholic Bishop of Dunedin, Bishop Michael Dooley, says he has decided on the new name for the college after consultation with the college ... More >>

Inquiry Finds Dunedin Bishop John Kavanagh Failed To Act On One Abuse Complaint

Friday, 18 March 2022, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Former Catholic Bishop of Dunedin John Kavanagh failed to act on a complaint of abuse against one priest, but did take action appropriate for the time after a complaint against another priest, an inquiry process has found. Cardinal John Dew, Metropolitan ... More >>

NZ Catholics To Join Pope Francis Next Friday In Prayer For Ukraine

Friday, 18 March 2022, 1:43 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Catholics in Aotearoa New Zealand are being asked to visit their churches next Friday to join with Pope Francis in a special day of prayer for Ukraine. Pope Francis will consecrate Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary next Friday, 25 March, ... More >>

Bishop Stephen Lowe Appointed Catholic Bishop Of Auckland

Saturday, 18 December 2021, 6:43 am | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop of Hamilton Stephen Lowe as the new Catholic Bishop of Auckland. The appointment was announced in Rome at midnight New Zealand time. Bishop Lowe replaces the retiring Bishop Pat Dunn, who has served since 1994. The ... More >>

Catholic Church Welcomes Royal Commission’s Marylands Inquiry Dates

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 7:24 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

3 November 2021 The Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes the announcement today by the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care of dates for hearing evidence about abuse at the Marylands School and Hebron Trust in Christchurch. The Royal Commission ... More >>

Catholic Bishops Deplore Auckland Terrorist Attack

Saturday, 4 September 2021, 5:20 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

The Catholic Bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand deplore the terrorist attack on innocent people in the supermarket in New Lynn, Auckland, yesterday. To those who have been injured, we hold you in our prayers and pray for your recovery. We are deeply saddened, ... More >>

Catholic Bishops Welcome Pope’s Toughening Of Church Canon Law On Abuse

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have welcomed Pope Francis’ overnight approval of the new Book VI of the Church’s Code of Canon Law which toughens and extends sanctions against sexual abuse. Bishop of Hamilton Stephen Lowe, secretary of the ... More >>

Bishop Paul Martin Appointed Coadjutor Archbishop Of Wellington

Saturday, 2 January 2021, 6:54 am | New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Pope Francis has appointed the Catholic Bishop of Christchurch, Paul Martin SM, to the role of Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington, where he will assist Cardinal John Dew, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Aotearoa New Zealand. The appointment was ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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