About 33,000 people in Auckland attended the first of 11 Family Rosary Crusade rallies which Fr. Patrick Peyton is holding in New Zealand.
The Anglican Mayor of Auckland joined in the appeal for more family prayer.
Fr. Peyton will hold the final rally on Easter Sunday. On the following Tuesday he will fly from Auckland to Ireland, arriving on Holy Saturday. On the following day he will speak at a Rosary rally in Tuam.