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Catholic Bishops Welcome Terms of Reference for Inquiry into Ending of Life

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have welcomed the Terms of Reference announced by the Health Select Committee for its investigation into the...

Marriage Tribunal fees to end

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have decided the marriage tribunal will no longer charge fees for the marriage annulment process.

New Zealander declared a Cardinal

Cardinal John Dew last night (11pm NZ time) officially became a Cardinal in a ceremony in St Peter’s Basilica, in Rome by...

Pope names Archbishop from NZ among new Cardinals

Announcing a list of bishops to be made Cardinals in February Pope Francis named Archbishop John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, overnight from Rome.

Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Hamilton

The Holy Father has appointed Fr Stephen Lowe as the next Bishop of the Hamilton Diocese.

Bishops urge Pope Francis to help bring lasting peace in Gaza

The Catholic Bishops of New Zealand have sent this letter (below) to Pope Francis acknowledging his efforts to bring the leaders of...

New Zealand Archbishops urge prayer for Nigerian Schoolgirls

The Roman Catholic and Anglican Archbishops of New Zealand are calling for people to pray for the release and protection of the...

Bishops invite responses to online survey for Synod on Marriage and the Family

Pope Francis has convened an extraordinary Synod meeting in Rome next year, on marriage and the family and has asked Bishops Conferences...

New Zealand Catholic Bishops feel more connected to Pope following visit

New Zealand bishops were grateful to have discussions with Cardinal Oscar Rodrigues over the weekend in Wellington soon after the inaugural meeting...

Catholic Bishops Committee for Interfaith Relations win two awards

The Committee was awarded one of nine annual diversity awards by the Human Rights Commission acknowledging individuals and organisations that have made...