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Head of the Catholic Church reflects on importance of Easter Sunday

Author
John Cowan,
Publish Date
Sun, 17 Apr 2022, 8:05pm
Cardinal John Dew, has been serving as the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Wellington and the Metropolitan of New Zealand since 2005. Photo / supplied

Head of the Catholic Church reflects on importance of Easter Sunday

Author
John Cowan,
Publish Date
Sun, 17 Apr 2022, 8:05pm

Cardinal John Dew was born in Waipawa and attended Catholic schools through high school. He studied philosophy at Holy Name Seminary in Christchurch and theology at Holy Cross Seminary in Dunedin.

John was ordained a priest in 1976 and became auxiliary bishop of Wellington in 1995. He was appointed as the sixth Roman Catholic Archbishop of Wellington and the Metropolitan of New Zealand in 2005.

Pope Francis announced in 2015 that John would be one of 20 new cardinals elevated at a consistory at the Vatican.