Posts Tagged ‘Ad limina’

NZ Bishops meet well-remembered nuncio during Rome Ad Limina Comments 0

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
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Last week, the New Zealand bishops in Rome for their Ad Limina visit met the fondly remembered former papal nuncio Archbishop Angelo Acerbi. Acerbi’s diplomatic career included being held hostage by guerillas in Colombia and becoming the first nuncio to Hungary after the end of communism. Now 94, Acerbi is retired and lives in the Read more

New Zealand bishops meet Pope Francis Comments 0

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
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The New Zealand Catholic bishops met Pope Francis for an 80-minute private audience in the Vatican on Monday 28 October during their Ad Limina visit to Rome. Pope Francis told the bishops to raise any topic and be free with their comments, said Bishop Stephen Lowe of Hamilton, secretary of the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference. Read more

Pope urges PNG and SI Bishops apply the Gospel to local customs Comments 0

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Pope Benedict has urged the Bishops from Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands to apply the Gospel to local customs as they carry out their task of evangelisation building on positive elements already present and to purifying others when necessary. He said this in his address to the Bishops the Bishops ,who are in Rome for Read more

Pope Benedict addresses NZ and Pacific Bishops – asks for adequate lay formation Comments 1

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

The New Evangelization was the focus of Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks to the bishops of New Zealand and the Pacific on Saturday, as he received them at the end of their ad limina visits. In his address to the Bishops of New Zealand and the Pacific Pope Benedict spoke of the contribution of priests and Read more

Vatican Radio Archbishop Dew Interview and Rome’s view of NZ Comments 1

Friday, December 16th, 2011

In an interview on Vatican Radio Archbishop Dew said  “Our main challenge, I suppose is how to be present in an increasingly secular society. We are often described as a very secular country, and this is a problem that we are trying to deal with by being a stronger presence in society.” “For example, we Read more

NZ Bishops meet with Pope Benedict Comments 0

Friday, December 16th, 2011

There has been an opportunity for the New Zealand Catholic Bishops meet to with Pope Benedict XVI. This was the first of two meetings they will have with the Pope during their ad limina visit. The second meeting will take place on Saturday 17 December. President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop John Dew of Read more

NZ Bishops in Rome for ad limina visit Comments 0

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have arrived in Rome for their ad limina visit, which begins Monday 12 December. They will be joined by Archbishop Charles Balvo, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand. The last ad limina visit for New Zealand bishops was in 2004. Archbishop John Dew, Wellington; Bishop Patrick Dunn, Auckland; Bishop Denis Browne, Hamilton; Read more