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Father Francis Vernon Douglas

It is good news that the Vatican’s Congregation For the Causes of Saints is wishing to investigate the cause for beatification of Francis Vernon Douglas, a New Zealand Columban priest who was murdered by the Japanese Military during World War II. Many New Zealanders have long thought that his heroic death was a martyrdom that […]


We welcome His Excellency Archbishop Martin Krebs, Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, who arrived in Wellington in July. His Excellency’s most recent appointment was as Apostolic Nuncio to Guinea and Mali. He replaces Archbishop Charles Balvo who has been appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya.   The Columban Fathers recently presented a […]