jean baptiste pompallier

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  • Jean Baptiste Francois Pompallier


  • 11 Dec 180121 Dec 1871

A French bishop living amongst hostile British settlers in New Zealand, Pompallier was sympathetic to Māori concerns, and for his time had an enlightened view towards Māori. 

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    This distinctively French-looking building at Russell in the Bay of Islands is a monument to early Catholic missionaries.

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