Posts Tagged ‘Apostolic Nuncio’

New apostolic nuncio appointed to New Zealand and the Pacific

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa as Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand and Apostolic Delegate to the countries of the Pacific. Archbishop Rugambwa was born in Bukoba, Tanzania in 1957, ordained a priest in 1986 and Archbishop in 2010. He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1991 and has served in Read more

Vatican not rushing to act against nun-rape accused bishop

Monday, July 16th, 2018

The Vatican is not rushing to act against an Indian bishop whom a nun has accused of rape. The unidentified nun, who is a member of the Missionaries of Jesus, laid a complaint with the police at the end of June of being raped in May 2014. She says Bishop Franco Mulakkal also sexually abused Read more

Former Apostolic Delegate Archbishop Thomas White R.I.P

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Archbishop Thomas White, who has died aged 85, had a long and distinguished career in the Vatican diplomatic corps and served in Africa, Asia, the Americas, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. In 1988 White was appointed to New Zealand, with responsibility for the vast Oceania territory, involving practically all the island states of the Read more

Climate refugees nothing new in the Pacific Islands

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Climate change threatens to displace i-Kiribati, the people of the low-lying atoll nation of Kiribati. However if relocation proves necessary it will not be the first time that i-Kiribati have found themselves, en-mass, in a ‘strange’ land. The recently appointed Apostolic delegate to the Solomon Islands, Archbishop Mathew Kurian Vayalunkal received at a true i-Kiribati welcome Read more

The New Evangelisation in the light of the poor

Friday, November 29th, 2013

“every person is immensely holy and deserves our love. Consequently, if I can help at least one person to have a better life, that already justifies the offering of my life. It is a wonderful thing to be God’s faithful people. We achieve fulfilment when we break down walls and our heart is filled with faces Read more

Further Pacifc Island responsibilities for Archbishop Krebs

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Martin Krebs as apostolic nuncio to Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu. Archbishop Krebs was previously apostolic nuncio to New Zealand, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia, and apostolic delegate in the Pacific Ocean. Source Vatican Information Service Related Posts:‘Are you serious?’ New bishop shocked by appointmentApolstolic Nuncio Read more

New apostolic nuncio arrives in Wellington

Friday, July 12th, 2013

His Excellency Archbishop Martin Krebs, apostolic nuncio to New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, arrived in Wellington on Thursday (11 July). Krebs was born in Essen, Germany, in 1956. He was ordained priest in 1983 and Bishop in 2008. He joined the Vatican’s diplomatic corps in 1991. He has been described as “possessed of what’s Read more

Nuncio named for Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Michael W. Banach the apostolic nuncio for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Pope Benedict XVI had named  Banach, a Vatican diplomat, to be an apostolic nuncio, which carries with it the title of archbishop, in February. He was born the son of Wallace and Jane Banach. He grew up Read more

Archbishop Martin Krebs appointed new Apostolic Nuncio

Friday, May 10th, 2013
Archbishop Martin Krebs Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand

The Holy Father, with the agreement of the respective governments, has announced that Archbishop Martin Krebs is the new Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Palau, and Federated States of Micronesia in the Pacific. Archbishop Krebs (56) was born in Essen, Germany. He was ordained priest in 1983, and after obtaining a doctorate in Read more

Fr Bill Leeming receives Papal award

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Fr Bill Leeming, long serving secretary at the Papal Nunciature in Wellington, received a papal award on Friday. The Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Archbishop Charles Balvo,  presented Fr Bill Leeming with a Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal at a ceremony at the Marist Centre in Thorndon where Bill lives. The Pro Eccllesia et Pontifice medal Read more