Covid-19 Update:
Auckland is still on a restricted Level 2 that limits church gatherings to 10 people. The number will rise to 100 from Thursday 24 September.
Elsewhere, Level 1 resumed from Tuesday 22 September, ending Mass size limits.

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Haere Mai, welcome!

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

If you, or someone you know has been abused by a Catholic priest or member of a religious congregation, we urge you to seek counselling and healing. Your call will be taken with sensitivity and confidentiality.

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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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Youth and the Church

The world is in need of courageous young people, who are not cowed in the face of difficulties…

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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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Catholic Bishops’ Election Statement opposes euthanasia, urges cannabis caution

New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops are urging voters to say “no” to the euthanasia referendum and ask that voters give “serious thoughts” to the effect of cannabis on vulnerable young people when considering the cannabis referendum.The six bishops make those calls in their 2020 Election Statement-Whakapuaki Pōti 2020, which also urges...

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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.