Topic: Jean Baptiste François Pompallier (1801-1871)

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Bishop Jean Pompallier said the first mass in the Otumoetai Pa on 8 March 1840. Over 400 Maori attended.

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Jean Baptiste François Pompallier was born in Lyon, France, on 11 December 1801. His parents were Pierre and Françoise Pompallier.

Joined the priesthood in 1829, ordained bishop in Rome in 1836.

Given the task of taking Catholicism to New Zealand, arriving on 10 January 1838.

Pompallier was present at the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840.

On 8 March 1840 he said the first mass at Otumoetai Pa in Tauranga. Over 400 Maori attended.

Pompallier died on 21 December 1871 at Puteaux, near Paris.

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Jean Baptiste François Pompallier (1801-1871)


Year:1840
First Names:Jean Baptiste François
Last Name:Pompallier
Date of Birth:11 December 1801
Place of Birth:Lyons
Country of birth:France
Date of death: 21 December 1871
Place of death:Puteaux, France
Date of Arrival:10 January 1838
Fathers name:Pierre Pompallier
Fathers place of birth:France
Fathers date of death:1802
Fathers place of death:France
Mothers name:Françoise Pompallier
Mothers place of birth:France
Mothers place of death:France