Posts Tagged ‘church workers’

Church worker Doug Tennent determined to return to Papua New Guinea

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Doug Tennent who was deported to New Zealand on 12 June says he has intends to get back to Papua New Guinea (PNG) as soon as he can. A new visa application to re-enter Papua New Guinea has been filed, which he hoped would be granted shortly. On Friday the in the Kokopo National Court Read more

PNG awaits fresh visa bid by Douglas Tennent

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Papua New Guinea’s acting chief Immigration officer Solomon Kantha says he is waiting for a fresh visa application from a New Zealand religious layworker who was deported this month. His comment comes after the Catholic Church said it was poised to take legal action against Mr Kantha for contempt of court because he ignored a Read more

Douglas Tennent – Mystery remains while deportation under review

Monday, June 19th, 2017

The Papua New Guinea Immigration Department is reviewing its decision to deport Catholic lay worker Douglas Tennent. Acting chief immigration officer, Solomon Kantha said Tennent’s visa was cancelled by Immigration and Foreign Affairs Minister Rimbink Pato because of his alleged involvement on landowner issues. He said the decision was based on a complaint from landowners Read more

NZ Catholic Church worker deported from Papua New Guinea

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

A New Zealand Catholic church worker, providing legal advice to landowners, has deported from Papua New Guinea. Despite a court order staying his deportation, Douglas Tennent was forced to leave PNG on Monday after being told on Friday by immigration officials he was abusing the conditions of his religious worker visa. Now back in New Read more

Military conscription in Eritrea cripples Church

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Military conscription in Eritrea that forces seminarians and Church workers into long periods of army service is “bleeding the Church in Eritrea to death”, according to a Catholic charity. The communist government of the north-east African state, which does not set a fixed period for military service, has kept Church workers and seminarians in the Read more