Posts Tagged ‘New Bishop’

Paul Martin is the new bishop of Christchurch Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

A new Catholic bishop of Christchurch has been appointed nearly two years after the death of his predecessor bishop Barry Jones. Father Paul Martin will be 10th Catholic Bishop of Christchurch. His ordination is expected to be next year, possibly in February. One of the important issues he will need to address is the restoration of the Read more

New Bishop for Wewak PNG Comments 0

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

The Diocese of Wewak has a new Bishop, Fr. Jozef Roszynski S.V.D. Roszynski was born in 1962 in Nidzica, diocese of Warmia, Poland. After completing his studies at the major Seminary of the Society of the Divine Word in Pieniezno, he was ordained a priest for the same religious Congregation on April 30th 1989. Roszynski Read more

Fiji and three other Pacific dioceses still awaiting a new Bishop Comments 0

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Fiji and three other dioceses within the Pacific Region are still awaiting a new bishop. The Diocese of Chalan Kanoa in the Northern Marianas has entered its third year without a new bishop. Rev. Fr. Ryan P. Jimenez, apostolic administrator for the diocese, said the CNMI will have a prelate “not in our time but in God’s Read more

Papua New Guinea Bishop of Mendi appointed Comments 0

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Capuchin friar Father Donald Lippert as bishop of Mendi in Papua New Guinea. The fifty-four year old Capuchin friar will be the third bishop of the Southern Highlands diocese, which was established forty-five years ago.

Bishop-elect Donald was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on June 12, 1957, to Donald and Elaine (Unites) Lippert and was baptized at St. Basil Church in Carrick. When he was a year old, his family moved to Beechview and became members of St. Catherine of Siena Church, where he attended the parish school for his elementary education. He graduated from South Hills Catholic in 1975. He would go on for his college education first at the University of Pittsburgh, then Duquesne University and eventually St. Fidelis College in Herman, PA.

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Fiji Church still waiting for successor to Archbishop Mataca Comments 0

Friday, November 25th, 2011

The church in Fiji is still waiting for the announcement of a successor to Archbishop Mataca. Archbishop Petero Mataca will visit the Holy See  next month on his “ad limina” visit which is made every five years. Archbishop Petero said “Last March, I sent my report covering the last five years. When Rome receives that, Read more

Recruiting next generation of priests a priority for Bishop Drennan Comments 0

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Recruiting the next generation of priests is a priority for Palmerston North’s new Bishop. Charles Drennan was ordained coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Palmerston North last Saturday.  “One aspect that Bishop Peter has also been involved with is trying to promote vocations to the priesthood, because there aren’t many young men in the seminary in New Read more