“The world is a joyful mystery." Laudato Si 12
“We journey through this land seeking God" LS 244
“The climate is a common good…” Laudato Si 23
Photo of the ADW Thinking Stone - carved in Oamaru stone by Master Carver, Lou Kereopa, it is rich in Christian Māori symbolism

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Cardinal John Dew

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This week it was 183 years since the first Mass in Aotearoa New Zealand was celebrated by Bishop Pompallier at the property of timber merchant Thomas and Mary Poynton, on January 13, 1838. The annual Mass to celebrate this significant event was celebrated this year by Bishop Michael Gielen, Auxiliary Bishop of Auckland. ... See MoreSee Less

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New paths of renewed hope

WelCom December 2020 Every year Cardinal John meets with the members of the Archdiocese of Wellington’s advisory bodies: Te Kahu o te Rangi (The Māori Pastoral Council); the Archdiocesan Pastoral…