PNG & Solomons: Pastoral plan emphasises social concerns

A new Pastoral Plan for the Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands places great emphasis on the family, the poor, youth, street kids and a wide range of social concerns.

The document was officially launched in Goroka on Sunday and is the culmination of two years of work within the church.

It is the first time that Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands have developed a common Pastoral Plan.

When he presented the plan the president of the Bishops’ Conference, Arnold Orowae of Wabag, said that young people especially live in uncertainty and fear of the future, adding that family breakdown, violence and corruption are on the rise.

Arnold also noted “an identity crisis in the priesthood and religious life”.


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