Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On January 24, 2014 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Rev. Brendan Peter Ward, of the clergy of the Diocese of Dunedin as Rector of the "Holy Cross" interdiocesan Seminary in the Diocese of Auckland (New Zealand).
The new Rector was born on January 14, 1957 and was ordained a priest on 15 December 1995. He obtained his Master's degree in "Psychology of Religion" at Heythrop College, in England. He was assistant pastor and priest in several parishes. Recently he was appointed parish priest of Saint Joseph in Queenstown, in the Diocese of Dunedin. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 24/04/2014)