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New Zealand bishops meet Pope Francis at Vatican

The New Zealand Catholic bishops met Pope Francis for an 80-minute private audience in the Vatican on Monday 28 October during their...

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New appointments for the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) has two new staff members – Kate Aduna and David McLoughlin, looking after administration and communications.

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NZ Bishops meet well-remembered nuncio during Rome Ad Limina

New Zealand bishops in Rome for their Ad Limina visit have met the fondly remembered former papal nuncio Archbishop Angelo Acerbi, whose...

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Net cast wide and deep for name of new merged institute

“Te Kupenga – Catholic Leadership Institute” is the name chosen for the new organisation to be created by the merger of...

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NZ missionaries share Pope’s vision in Thailand

Two New Zealand missionaries working in Thailand feature in a video marking October as the Pope’s Extraordinary Month of Missions.Father Frank Bird...

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Bishop Charles Drennan resigns as the Bishop of Palmerston North

Cardinal John Dew, the Metropolitan Archbishop of New Zealand, has announced that Bishop Charles Drennan has resigned as the Bishop of Palmerston North.

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Environment the theme for Respect Life Sunday 2019

Respect Life Sunday 2019 on 13 October has the environmental theme which asks: “What kind of world do we want to...


Proposed abortion law fundamentally flawed, Catholic bishops tell Parliament

The proposed new abortion law is fundamentally flawed because it removes any requirement to take the rights of the unborn child into...

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Social Justice Week: Fair you say?

Social Justice Week was established by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference in 1997 as an ongoing commitment in the Catholic calendar...