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Bishop Patrick Moran

Bishop Patrick Moran

The first Bishop of Dunedin, Irish-born Patrick Moran, arrived in 1871 and remained in the position until his death 24 years later. He has been described as a 'prodigiously energetic, relentlessly efficient and humourless' advocate for Catholic education and Irish nationalism. (Michael King, God's farthest outpost: a history of Catholics in New Zealand. Auckland: Viking, 1997, p. 96)

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Rory Sweetman, 'Catholic Church - Irish settler church', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 April 2024)

Story by Rory Sweetman, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 17 Jul 2018