Roman Catholic Diocese of Palmerston North

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The Latin Rite Catholic Diocese of Palmerston North is a suffragan Diocese of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington. It was formed on 6 March 1980 when the Archdiocese was divided. The Diocese has an area of area 36,200 km² and had, in 2011, 59,099 Catholics, 58 Priests, 141 Religious and a total population of 470,000 people.[1] The Cathedral of Palmerston North is the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit.

Ordinaries of Palmerston North[edit]

Tenure Incumbent Life
1980 to 2012 Peter James Cullinane 1936 to present
2012 to present Charles Edward Drennan 1960 to present

Present Bishops[edit]

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Secondary schools[edit]


  1. ^ Vatican Information Service, Pontifical Acts for February 22, 2011, Msgr Charles Drennan [1] (retrieved 23 February 2011)

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Coordinates: 40°51′08″S 175°36′58″E / 40.85222°S 175.61611°E / -40.85222; 175.61611