Posts Tagged ‘Baptisms’

Record 12,000 people were baptized in France on Easter

Monday, April 8th, 2024

Over 12,000 people, both adults and adolescents, were baptized in France on Easter, a record number in the country that experiences what many church leaders have called an accelerated “de-Christianisation.” Requests for adult baptisms have increased in France for the past ten years. In a report released just before Easter, representatives from the French bishops’ Read more

21 Baptisms at Hui Aranga

Friday, April 1st, 2016

There were 21 Baptisms at Easter Sunday Mass at the 2016 Hui Aranga gathering held in Whanganui. Several hundred people attended the event over Easter weekend this year. The occasion marked 70 years since Hui Aranga first started. Fr Phil Cody, SM, said the Baptisms were linked with Catholic Māori clubs from Whanganui and Hawkes Read more