WelCom June 2020:
On behalf of our readers, WelCom warmly congratulates Cardinal John Dew on the 25th anniversary, 31 May 2020, of his ordination as Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Wellington. Cardinal John was appointed as auxiliary bishop on 31 May 1995. The news of his appointment, announced to a large congregation at the Chrism Mass on 12 April 1995, was greeted with ‘prolonged and enthusiastic applause’. Because Sacred Heart Cathedral would not have held the expected congregation, he was consecrated bishop by Cardinal Tom Williams in the Wellington Town Hall, which was filled to capacity. He took as his motto Peace through Integrity.