Lack of staff limit clergy moves in Palmerston North diocese

Cardinal John Dew, apostolic administrator of Palmerston North diocese, announced clergy appointments in the diocese, saying he is
limiting the changes because of “staffing challenges” that will impact the provision of Masses and pastoral care.

“I hope this gives everyone the bigger picture. Changes will need to be made when it comes to local planning and sharing resources, including priests. We cannot provide all the Masses and pastoral care as we have known it. These changes will impact all our parishes,” he said in a letter to priests and parish leaders. Read more

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