Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton, New Zealand

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This article is about the Catholic diocese in New Zealand. For other locations, see Diocese of Hamilton (disambiguation).

The Latin Church Catholic Diocese of Hamilton, New Zealand is a suffragan diocese of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington. It is centred in Hamilton, New Zealand and was formed on 6 March 1980 from a portion of the territory in the Diocese of Auckland.

Ordinaries of Hamilton, New Zealand[edit]

Tenure Incumbent Life
1980 to 1994 Edward Russell Gaines 1926 to 1994
1994 to 2014 Denis George Browne 1937 to present

Other Bishops[edit]

Max Takuira Matthew Mariu SM (1952-2005), Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton (1988-2005)

Appointment of Bishop-elect[edit]

On 22 November 2014, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Browne and appointed as his successor, Father Stephen Marmion Lowe. Until October 2014, Fr Lowe had been the director of formation at the National Seminary, Holy Cross College, in Ponsonby, Auckland.[1][1] [2][3][4][5]


Secondary schools[edit]

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Coordinates: 37°47′S 175°17′E / 37.783°S 175.283°E / -37.783; 175.283