More than 80 Catholic Bishops of Oceania gather in New Zealand

15/05/2014

Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania News Story
The bishops celebrate the opening Mass at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Wellington. Photo: Adrian Heke/New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

By NZ Catholic staff

Wellington, NZ — More than 80 bishops of Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, the Pacific Nations were welcomed to Wellington, New Zealand this week during a powhiri at the Sacred Heart Cathedral.

The haunting sound of the conch shell provided the welcome with a decidedly pacifica atmosphere. The mass was also incorporated with some of the culture that is part of the local community.

“Many of the visiting bishops remarked that it was but one sign of the kind of warm welcome and hospitality that New Zealanders are known for,” said Archbishop John Dew, President of the New Zealand Bishops Conference and President of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania.

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