Haere Mai, welcome!

To the Catholic Church in
Aotearoa New Zealand
O te Hāhi Katorika ki Aotearoa
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Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival

The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival is taking place in Auckland on the weekend of 2-3 December 2017.

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Our Story

Ko te waka o Petera ki Aotearoa
The canoe of Peter in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Among the baptised some are called to the ministerial priesthood as deacons, priests and bishops.

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Welcome

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) is the national body for the bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand. The Conference has a Secretariat located in Wellington, and a number of agencies and offices to assist the bishops in carrying out national level functions.

In the Roman Catholic Church an Episcopal Conference, Conference of Bishops or National Conference of Bishops is a body of bishops generally defined by geographic borders. All the bishops in a given country belong to the same conference, which might also include neighbouring countries.

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Marking 500 years since the Reformation

The reformation was a time of conflict and challenge. 500 years on there is still healing and hurt between Christians and it is good for Catholics to acknowledge this anniversary and revisit some of the history.

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Dioceses in New Zealand

There are six dioceses in New Zealand. The Archdiocese of Wellington is the metropolitan diocese in New Zealand, and the other dioceses, are suffragen dioceses. Click on the map above to find out more about each diocese.