Posts Tagged ‘Michael Somare’

New building for Catholic Bishops’ Conference in PNG

Monday, September 24th, 2018
new building

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (CBCPNGSI) opened a new building in Port Moresby last week. The new building has two blocks. ToRot Block (Building A) has a conference room with a capacity of 100 people, 25 workstations and 11 living rooms. Mazzuconi Block (Building B) has a fireproof archive room, Read more

Supreme Court judgement puts Papua New Guinea in crisis

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

A Supreme Court decision has once again put Papua New Guinea in crisis. The court has again declared that the current government, led by Peter O’Neill, is illegal – this time on the eve of scheduled elections. Parliament has voted to declare a State of Emergency, and the Chief Justice has been arrested. The decision Read more

Archbishop Ribat asks Michael Somare to resign

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Archbishop Ribat, The Catholic Archbishop of Papua New Guinea, has called on Michael Somare to resign from politics so as to avoid a repeat of last week’s political tension. Archbishop Ribat says while the Catholic Church recognises that the Supreme Court ruled Sir Michael Somare be reinstated, it wants him to end the fight to Read more

Church leader says coalition solution to PNG impasse has broad support

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

The Catholic Archbishop of Papua New Guinea says there is broad support for the churches’ call for a grand coalition to run the country until next year’s elections as a way to resolve the PNG impasse.

The churches suggested the grand coalition on last Thursday as the two groups claiming they have the right to run the government remain at loggerheads.

Archbishop John Ribat says they envisage all politicians working together with no opposition.

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PNG Crisis – Churches call on leaders to talk

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Papua New Guinea church leaders called on Thursday for a “grand coalition” to end the PNG crisis. Such a coalition would be a “Melanesian way” of solving what appears to be an intractable crisis with both Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare and his opponent Peter O’Neill refusing to back down. “If they are to release Read more

Bishops say let Michael Somare retire gracefully

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare must be allowed to retire gracefully from politics, and not be forced out. This is the view of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Port Moresby, following the recent announcement of the Somare family’s intention to have their father retire from politics on medical grounds. General Read more