Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal John Ribat’

My country is suffering because of climate change, but the world can help

Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Recently, the heads of six continental Catholic bishops’ conferences issued a rare joint statement. Their subject was climate change. The conferences, including the Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania, to which Papua New Guinea belongs, decided that climate change warranted the unusual time and attention to develop a globally united statement. The reason is Read more

Cardinal Ribat leads church leaders on Bougainville fact finding mission

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Church leaders from Papua New Guinea led by Cardinal John Ribat the Archbishop of Port Moresby arrived in Buka on Tuesday. They were on a fact-finding mission to the Autonomous Region of Bougainville ahead of next year’s planned vote on possible independence. The aim of the mission was to understand the role churches could play Read more

PNG’s Cardinal Ribat appointed one of four Synod Presidents.

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Sir John Ribat of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. one of four presidents-delegate for the October Synod of Bishops. Climate change is a key issue for the pope and Ribat has been outspoken about the effects that rising ocean levels have had on his people. The other three president delegates are Louis Read more

Cardinal John Ribat concerned with rising seas, deep-sea mining

Monday, April 16th, 2018
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Rising seas and new technology to mine beneath them are forefront concerns these days for Cardinal John Ribat of Papua New Guinea. During a 12-day U.S. trip along the East Coast that concludes March 22, the head of the Port Moresby archdiocese on the South Pacific island nation has in numerous settings expressed his worry Read more

Cardinal Ribat warns against ignoring AIDS and HIV

Monday, December 11th, 2017

In his message for World AIDS Day, December 1, Cardinal Sir John Ribat said people in Papua New Guinea are almost forgetting about HIV and AIDS. Ribat is the Archbishop of Port Moresby and the chairman of Papua New Guinea Christian Leaders Alliance. “I’m afraid to say that people and the Government are thinking that Read more

Cardinal Ribat – projects must be financially accountable and transparent

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Churches in Papua New Guinea (PNG) engaged in health, HIV and AIDS and education projects and programmes are encouraged to continue to be accountable and transparent before God when dealing with public funds. They also must ensure the promotion of good governance “as we continue to provide vital basic services to our people in PNG.” Read more

Cardinal Ribat – Immigrants should be welcome but they must show respect

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Cardinal John Ribat of Papua New Guinea is all for policies of compassion and welcome for immigrants around the world. But he says immigrants for their part have to show respect for their host societies. “As a visitor to a country, or even to a home, you’re always conscious you’re a visitor,” he told Crux Read more

Port Moresby welcomes back its new cardinal

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Cardinal Sir John Ribat made his first public appearance, after being made a cardinal, on Sunday November 27 at the Jack Pidik Park, during the 50th anniversary ceremonies of the Port Moresby Catholic Archdiocese. The number attending the celebration was variously reported to be to 1000 and 20,000 and people from other mainline churches. Government Read more

Ribat not sharing communion with Protestants painful

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Sir John Ribat, the newly appointed cardinal from Papua New Guinea says both Catholics and Protestants have to live with they pain they have because they cannot share Holy Communion during Mass. “But that for the moment this is what they all have to live with as they push towards full Christian Unity.” he added Read more