Catholic News

New director for the Catholic Church’s National Office for Professional Standards is well placed for challenges ahead

The National Professional Standards Committee (NOPS) has appointed former Christchurch lawyer and mother of two, Virginia Noonan, to the role of Director, National Office of Professional Standards (NOPS). Ms Noonan, most recently working as the inaugural Safeguarding Coordinator for the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch, will take up this new role in January 2018. NOPS is […]

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 […]