Catholic News

Christchurch has a new bishop

Pope Francis has appointed Fr Paul Martin SM as the next Bishop of the Christchurch Diocese. Bishop-Elect Paul Martin will be the tenth Bishop of Christchurch and succeeds Bishop Barry Jones who died in February 2016. Bishop Patrick Dunn, President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC), said “we are delighted that Bishop-Elect Paul […]

Still time for young people to respond to the Vatican’s online questionnaire to hear their concerns and aspirations

To involve young people in preparations for the Synod of Bishops on Youth in 2018, the Vatican has released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of 16- to 29-year-old young people around the world.  The survey is online until 31 December, so there is still time for young people who […]