Peter Brown (bishop)
|The Most Reverend
Peter Hugh Brown
|Bishop of Samoa-Pago Pago|
|Appointed||May 31, 2013|
|Installed||August 22, 2013|
|Predecessor||John Quinn Weitzel, M.M.|
|Ordination||December 19, 1981
by Brian Ashby
|Consecration||August 22, 2013
by Martin Krebs, John Quinn Weitzel, and Denis Browne
November 8, 1947 |
Greymouth, New Zealand
|Previous post||Redemptorist Regional Superior|
|Motto||Ua Na'o Le Atua E Faafou Mea Uma Lava|
Peter Hugh Brown
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Early life and education
Peter Hugh Brown was born in Greymouth, New Zealand. He is the youngest child born to William and Mary (Sweeney) Brown. His primary and secondary education was with the Little Brothers of Mary. He entered the regular work-force before he began religious formation. Brown professed first vows as a Redemptorist on February 16, 1969 and perpetual vows on October 26, 1975. He studied for the priesthood at Yarra Theological Union in Melbourne, Australia.
Brown was ordained a priest by Bishop Brian Ashby of Christchurch on December 19, 1981. He served as a missionary on Savaii Island, Safotu, as a chaplain in the office of chaplain for migrants in Auckland, New Zealand, and as a parish priest in Clover Park, South Auckland before he was elected as the Redemptorist's regional superior. Brown is fluent in the Samoan language.
Bishop of Samoa-Pago Pago
Pope Francis named Brown the bishop of Samoa-Pago Pago on May 31, 2013. On August 22, 2013, Brown was ordained by Archbishop Martin Krebs, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati and Palau. The principal co-consecrators were Bishops John Quinn Weitzel, M.M., Bishop Emeritus of Samoa-Pago Pago, and Denis George Browne of Hamilton, New Zealand.
- "Padre Peter Hugh Brown, C.Ss.R.,è statonominato Vescovo della Diocesi di Samoa-Pago Pago (in Italian)". Scala News. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
- "Bishop Peter Hugh Brown, C.SS.R". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
- "Bishop-elect Peter Brown a people's man". talanei.com. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
|Catholic Church titles|
John Quinn Weitzel
|Bishop of Samoa-Pago Pago