Haere Mai, welcome!

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

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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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World Day for Peace

Cardinal John Dew and Archbishop Philip Richardson have urged Catholics and Anglicans to join them in a day of prayer and fasting for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. Cardinal John Dew and Archbishop Philip Richardson have encouraged Kiwi Catholics and Anglicans to join them next Friday,...

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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.