Posts Tagged ‘inter church relationships’

Ireland’s Presbyterian leader to meet pope

Monday, June 11th, 2018
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The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has agreed its moderator should meet Pope Francis when he visits Ireland. At the Presbyterian General Assembly which met in Belfast last week, delegates voted to allow moderator Rev. Dr Charles McMullen to meet the pope when he attends World Meeting of Families events in Dublin on August 25th and 26th. Read more

After 67 years Catholics included in WWII honours board

Monday, May 1st, 2017
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It has taken 67 years but at last an honours board immortalising 23 of the the district’s World War II soldiers has been placed in St Alban’s, a little Anglican church in Pauatahanui, Porirua. The project first saw the light of day in 1950, but it did not come to fruition because the Reverend Maurice Pirani, the Read more

Young Catholics and Mormons to meet political leaders

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Around forty young adult Catholics and Mormons (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) from around the country will visit some of New Zealand’s political leaders at Parliament later this month. They will meet with Prime Minister John Key and a number of Members of Parliament on 25 June. The visit is being jointly Read more

Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu has links with Catholic Church

Friday, October 11th, 2013

The recently elected president of the Methodist Church in Fiji, Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu, has a number of connections with the Catholic church according to an article by Netani Rika, a former Editor of the Fiji Times, which appeared in a recent edition of Islands Business. Rika says Waqairatu may well have been installed as Archbishop of Suva rather than Read more

New Methodist leader calls for open dialogue

Friday, August 30th, 2013

The new president of the Methodist Church in Fiji Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu has challenged the church to focus on committing to an open dialogue with other Christian churches, living faiths, ethnic groups, the vanua, civil society and the government. Mr Waqairatu shared his vision to the church during the induction service in Suva which was Read more

Samoa’s EFKS Church objects to LMS membership of Council of Churches

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

The Samoa Congregational Christian Church, CCCS/EFKS has objected to the new London Missionary Society church, LMS Toe Fuata’ina, becoming a member of the National Council of Churches. The General Secretary of the Council Reverend Ma’auga Motu says a letter of objection has been received and will be discussed in next month’s executive meeting. He says Read more

Man to carry a cross length of NZ to unite churches

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Despite passing out and enduring breakdowns, Twizel man Ryan Craig is determined to carry a cross the length of the country. The aim of the journey was to raise support for “uniting the churches together”. “If the denominations can work together and pray together, I really think that would open the door for the Lord Read more