Military Ordinariate of New Zealand

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Military Ordinariate of New Zealand

Ordinariatus Militaris Nova Zelandia
Location
CountryNew Zealand
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established28 October 1976 (42 years ago)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJohn Atcherley Dew
Website
www.catholicmil.org.nz

The Military Ordinariate of New Zealand is a military ordinariate of the Roman Catholic Church located in Wellington.[1] Immediately subject to the Holy See, it provides pastoral care to Roman Catholics serving in the New Zealand Defence Force and their families.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

It was created as a military dictate on 28 October 1976, and elevated to a military ordinariate on 21 July 1986. The first military vicar, Owen Noel Snedden, was also an Auxiliary Bishop of Wellington. His successor, Edward Russell Gaines, was also the Bishop of Hamilton. Since 1995, the post of Military Ordinary has been held by the Archbishops of Wellington.[2][3][4]

Office holders[edit]

Military vicars[edit]

Military ordinaries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand, Military (Military Ordinariate) [Catholic-Hierarchy]". www.catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b Military Ordinariate of New Zealand Archived 24 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Official website. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  3. ^ a b Military Ordinariate of New Zealand. Catholic-Hierarchy website. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  4. ^ a b Military Ordinariate of New Zealand. GCatholic.org website. Retrieved 4 May 2010.