PNG Bishops disappointed carvings removed for Parliament buildings

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands is disappointed by the Speaker, Theo Zurenuoc’s, decision  to remove the traditionally-carved lintels above the public entrance into the Parliament’s public gallery.

Conference General Secretary Fr Victor Roche is strongly against the opinion of the Speaker that the traditional carvings and decorations in Parliament are elements of cult and demonic practices and are unworthy of a Christian country.

“What’s happening to the Parliament building is really ridiculous if true that behind the move are fundamentalist Christians who cannot distinguish between the novelty of the Gospel and what of the past needs to be preserved and treasured at least for collective and historical memory,” said Fr Roche.


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