PNG Bishops write open letter to political Leaders

The Catholic Bishops of Papua New Guinea have published a wide ranging open letter addressed to the political leaders of the country.

In the open letter they recognise the value of the good relationship the Catholic Church has with Government in Papua New Guinea.

They say it is one of mutual respect and express the belief that it has the potential to bring about many good things for the people of Papua New Guinea.

The Bishops say they are actively seeking to improve collaboration with Government many other areas of integral human development.

They are encouraged by signs that Government also wishes to strengthen the cooperation, for the benefit our people everywhere, especially in the remotest areas of the country.

The letter deals psecificlly with a number of issues

  • Health
  • Education
  • The Manus Island detention centre
  • Abortion
  • Population control.
  • Corruption
  • The exploitation of the environment and sustainable development

the Bishops end their letter with a quote from Pope Francis

“Politics, though often denigrated, remains a lofty vocation and one of the highest forms of charity, inasmuch as it seeks the common good.” “I ask God to give us more politicians capable of sincere and effective dialogue aimed at healing the deepest roots – and not simply the appearances – of evils in our world!” (Evangelii Gaudium no. 205)

Read the letter


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