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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...

Synod discussion on marriage and family enters new phase with questionnaire

With the release of the preparatory document ahead of the Synod on marriage and the family later this year the Catholic Bishops...

New Zealander Appointed to Vatican Commission on child abuse

Pope Francis has announced additional appointees to his newly established Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors overnight in Rome.

Bishops reflect on New Zealand’s involvement in Middle East conflict

The conflict and ongoing violence in the Middle East and New Zealand’s involvement was discussed when the New Zealand Catholic Bishops gathered recently.

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...

More than 80 Catholic Bishops from the Oceania region to gather in Wellington

There will be Catholic Bishops coming from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, the countries of the Pacific and from Australia and New Zealand.

Census figures show religion still plays an important part in people’s lives

New Zealand Catholic Bishops welcomed the Census 2013 figures on religious affiliation published today and noted that the majority of New Zealanders...

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...

New NCRS appointments bring wealth of knowledge to religious education

The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand is pleased to announce the dual appointments of Dr Chris Duthie-Jung and Mrs Anne Kennedy...