December 19, 2012
Tikanga experience will help Rome mission
An Anglican archbishop with extensive links to Te Ao Māori has been appointed the Chief Anglican representative to the Roman Catholic Church.
David Moxon has served for more than 20 years as the bishop and archbishop of Waikato, and has been a champion on the church’s three tikanga model for Aotearoa and Polynesia.
While he will be based in Rome, his wife Tureiti will stay in Hamilton running Te Kohao Health.
Māori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says Archbishop Moxon’s experience forging relationships and operating collectively between the church’s tikanga Māori, tikanga Pasifika and tikanga Pakeha streams will be invaluable in creating dialogue within the Anglican-Roman Catholic churches across the globe.