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Bishop Mariu

Bishop Mariu

The first Māori bishop of the Catholic Church, Takiura (Max) Mariu (Ngāti Tūwharetoa), was appointed Bishop of Hamilton at a ceremony at Tokoroa Marae in 1988. Bishop Mariu died in 2005.

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Reference: Bishop Max Mariu box

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Rory Sweetman, 'Catholic Church - The Catholic Church in the 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

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