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Diocese of

Palmerston North

New Zealand New Zealand

Continent: Oceania

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Palmerston North / Palmerstonaquilonian(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Wellington

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Churches by City (58)

Hamilton (↑), Wellington (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2019.10.04 – ...):Cardinal John Atcherley Dew (74)Cardinal John Atcherley Dew (74)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Ippolito

Metropolitan Archbishop of Wellington (New Zealand)

Military Ordinary of New Zealand (New Zealand)

President of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Ordinaries

Bishops of Palmerston North (Roman Rite)

Cardinal John Atcherley Dew (74)Cardinal John Atcherley Dew (74)
(Apostolic Administrator 2019.10.04 – ...)

Bishop Charles Edward Drennan (62)Bishop Charles Edward Drennan (62)
(2012.02.22 – 2019.10.04)

Bishop emeritus of Palmerston North (New Zealand)
former Vice-President of Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania

Caritas congaudet veritati

Born:1960.08.23 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1996.06.14
Consecrated Bishop:2011.06.11

Coadjutor Bishop of Palmerston North (New Zealand) (2011.02.22 – 2012.02.22)

Bishop of Palmerston North (New Zealand) (2012.02.22 – 2019.10.04)

Vice-President of Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania (2018.04 – 2019.10.04)

Bishop Peter James Cullinane (86)Bishop Peter James Cullinane (86)
(1980.03.06 – 2012.02.22)

Bishop emeritus of Palmerston North (New Zealand)

Kia tau te rangimarie ki a koutou

Born:1936.11.29 (Dannevirke, New Zealand)
Ordained Priest:1961.12.13
Consecrated Bishop:1980.04.23

Bishop of Palmerston North (New Zealand) (1980.03.06 – 2012.02.22)

President of New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (1997 – 2003)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

Address: 33 Amesbury Street, Private Bag 11 012, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Phone: +64 6 354-1780

Website:

Statistics

Area: 36,200 km²

Population: 67,645 Catholics (13.6% of 499,220 total) (2020)

Statistics: 22 parishes, 50 priests (28 diocesan, 22 religious), 1 deacon, 95 lay religious (43 brothers, 52 sisters) (2020)

Celebrations

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: December 10

History

Last updated on 2023.02.25

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