Pacific Churches cautious over PNG Christian state

The Pacific Council of Churches has responded with caution to the news that Papua New Guinea politicians have endorsed the idea of the country being officially a Christian State.

Hela Province governor Anderson Agriru recently introduced a motion in Parliament to carry out a nationwide consultation on PNG’s religious status, which was passed unanimously.

There has even been talk of banning non Christian religions.

Pacific Council of Churches spokesman Netani Rika tells Bruce Hill that Christian identity is important to most Pacific people, but this idea may not be the best way to reflect that. Read more/Listen

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