Happy birthday to Bishop te Maarssen

Happy birthday to Bishop Johannes Henricus J. Te Maarssen , who today marks his 80th birthday.


Bishop Te Maarssen was born in Groenlo, Archdiocese of Utrecht, and became a priest of the Society of the Divine Word and later bishop of Kundiawa in Papua New Guinea. He retired in 2009.


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I'm a 37-year-old lay Catholic from the diocese of Groningen-Leeuwarden. I write about the Catholic Church in the Netherlands. I not only enjoy bringing selected developments to the attention of readers, but I also think that it is sometimes important to allow a wider audience to read about the state of the Church in the Netherlands. That's why a fair number of posts about that topic will be translations of Dutch articles, episcopal writings and whatever else.

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