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New Zealand Vatican

Vatican orders investigation into New Zealand Catholic group

The Vatican has appointed former Toowoomba Bishop Robert McGuckin to investigate a little-known Catholic group in Christchurch, following allegations of spiritual and psychological abuse and unauthorised exorcisms. Source: Newshub.

Bishops New Zealand

All six NZ dioceses now have a bishop after Pope appoints Bishop of Hamilton 

Pope Francis has appointed Fr Richard Laurenson as Bishop of Hamilton Diocese in New Zealand, the Vatican announced last night. Source: NZCBC.

Ethics New Zealand Pro-Life

New Zealand bishops update document on protection and promotion of life

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have updated and expanded an important 1997 document that inspires the active protection and promotion of all life. Source: NZ Catholic.

New Zealand Politics

New Zealand bishops urge politicians to focus on issues, not trivia

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops want the politicians elected in the country’s general election on October 14 to focus on issues that matter, instead of the trivia and scandals that dominate public debate. Source: NZCBC.

Abuse crisis New Zealand

NZ abuse royal commission details abuse at hands of St John of God brothers

The nature and scale of abuse set out in a New Zealand abuse royal commission interim report is abhorrent and should never have happened, NZ Catholic Bishops Conference general secretary Archbishop Paul Martin SM said yesterday. Source: NZ Catholic.

Bishops New Zealand

Pope appoints bishop for New Zealand diocese

Pope Francis has appointed Christchurch priest Fr John Adams as the new bishop of New Zealand’s Palmerston North Diocese. Source: NZCBC.

New Zealand

‘We are the Church together’: new Archbishop of Wellington installed

Archbishop Paul Martin SM was installed as Archbishop of Wellington on Saturday at St Teresa’s Pro-Cathedral in New Zealand’s capital, saying it was “a blessed bonus” that the installation coincided with the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Source: NZCBC.

New Zealand

Catholic school makes room for cyclone-hit state school students

A small Catholic school in a cyclone-hit region of New Zealand has doubled its student population by opening its doors to accommodate the local state school students. Source: NZ Catholic.