Posts Tagged ‘Honiara’

Anglicans and Catholics in Solomon Islands prepare to welcome new bishops

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

The Catholic Church of Solomon Islands will soon witness the installation of its third archbishop. And on the same weekend the Anglicans will consecrate the fifth bishop of Temotu (Santa Cruz). Archbishop, Christopher Cardone  was appointed the Catholic archbishop of Honiara in June. The Chairman of the Installation Committee of Holy Cross Parish, Mr. Aloysius Read more

Anglican Alliance launches “Agents of Change” in Honiara

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

The Anglican Alliance’s biggest capacity building program Agents of Change has been launched in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands. The Church’s Melanesian Board of Mission’s Secretary, Fr George Elo, helped to launch the study program with the Anglican Alliance Pacific Facilitator, Tagolyn Kabekabe. The course – a distance learning course in community development Read more

Reconciliation overcoming tension in the Solomon Islands

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

In Honiara, where much of the fighting occurred during the “Tensions” which brought the Solomon Islands to political and economic collapse a decade ago, people now go about their daily lives with freedom and security. As the country enters a new phase with the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) withdrawing military personnel Read more

Pacific Conference of Churches Assembly in Honiara

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Close to 200 people were expected in Honiara, Solomon Islands, when the tenth annual General Assembly of the Pacific Conference of Churches began on Friday 1 March. The Assembly will hear that corruption, bad political leadership and poverty have continued to rise in the Pacific over the past two decades. “It’s important that the regional leaders know Read more

Solomon Islands Archbishop calls on authorities to assure public safety

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Solomon Islands Archbishop of the Church of Melanesia, David Vunagi, has said that public safety in Honiara is no longer guaranteed. Archbishop Vunagi said this following the fatal stabbing of a man near the Central Market in the early hours of last Saturday. He says an unfortunate trend has emerged which has compromised the safety Read more

New Church blessed at Mataniko in Honiara

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

The Catholic community at Mataniko, central Honiara celebrated the opening of their new church building last Sunday. The newly built church was consecrated by Archbishop Adrian Smith and was named St. Peter Chanel Church. The church is part of Holy Cross Parish which is headed by Archbishop Smith. During the celebration Archbishop Adrian thanked catholic residents Read more

New auxiliary bishop for Honiara

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Last Thursday the Vatican announced that the Pope has appointed Bishop John Doaninoel sm, as the auxiliary Bishop of the archdiocese of Honiara, Solomon Islands. Bishop John has been auxiliary Bishop of the archdiocese of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea since 2008. In his role as auxiliary Bishop he will assist Archbishop Adrian Smith who has been Read more