Cardinal Rodriguez had bumpy landing in Wellington

A miscommunication between the Vatican and New Zealand church officials resulted in an adventurous arrival for Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga when he visited Wellington, New Zealand last week.

Vatican authorities provided the New Zealand officials with the wrong arrival date and he arrived a day before he was expected.

Cardinal Rodriguez survived a not unusual “bumpy” arrival into Wellington, which is well known for its high winds, but there was no one to meet him at Wellington airport.

So he caught a taxi and asked the driver to take him to the Catholic cathedral. The taxi driver went to a Baptist church, and Cardinal Rodriguez  had to advise him to use his GPS device to find the Catholic destination. continue reading


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