A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Messenger Briefs rss


May 28, 2019

New Zealand and the Pacific welcome new Apostolic Nuncio

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa as Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand and Apostolic Delegate to the countries of the Pacific.

Archbishop Rugambwa was born in Bukoba, Tanzania, in 1957. He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1991, and has served in Nunciatures in Panama, Republic of Congo, Pakistan, New Zealand, Indonesia, Angola and Honduras.… More

Full Story»


MM Survey
Many thanks to more than 300 people -- about 15% of readers -- who filled in the survey in the February MM. The response was most gratifying, showing that subscribers care greatly about the magazine. Your replies and comments are being tabulated and analysed carefully, and there will be a report on the main issues raised in the June issue of the magazine.… More


On Friday 18 January, ten men began their Society of Mary novitiate in Eden, Davao, Philippines. They are pictured below.
From left to right:
Fr Fernando Ingente SM, novice master (Philippines), Seremaia Turagabeci (NZ), Mark Emzee Lazaga (Philippines), Joel Ama (Cameroon), Hemi Ropata (NZ), Fr Jacob Aba SM, formator (Solomon Islands), Fabrice Souga (Cameroon), Paul Crocker (Fiji), Clinton Kube (Cameroon), Leonard Wuiz Amora (Bougainville),  Nik Rodewald (USA) and Lesley Kinani (Bougainville).… More


Last October, four Marist priests (pictured above) began studying for a Licentiate in Rome. Frs David Sánchez (Mexico) and Arnaldo Da Silva (Brazil) are studying formation and Fr Kosema Masei (Futuna) is studying Missiology at the Gregorian University. Fr Kevin Medilo (Philippines) is majoring in Interreligious Dialogue at the Angelicum University.… More

More in this category