Posts Tagged ‘Papua New Guinea’

PNG Catholic Bishops concerned about APEC spending Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018

The expenses involved in hosting this week’s APEC conference is of concern, says Papua New Guinea’s bishops’ conference. APEC discussions will include investment and trade opportunities. The bishops say they are concerned about the PNG government’s high spending and what they see as being an unequal distribution of wealth. Read more Related Posts:Bishops announce new Read more

New study reveals Papua New Guinea’s alarming HIV epidemic Comments 0

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
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Researchers from the Papua New Guinea Institute for Medical Research and the Kirby Institute at the University of NSW say expanded health services are needed to tackle high rates of HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infection among key populations in Papua New Guinea. The study, Kauntim mi tu (“Count me too”) was released on 16 May in Read more

Bougainville Bishop says Church neutral on independence Comments 0

Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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In June next year, Bougainville will be voting to decide if it is to become independent from Papua New Guinea. The bishop of Bougainville, Bernard Unabali, says the church will support whatever the outcome would be – independence or autonomy. He said this when preaching at Our Lady of Assumption Cathedral at Hahela in Buka Read more

Bougainville’s course is set – no turning back now Comments 0

Monday, March 26th, 2018
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A visit by three former Papua New Guinea prime ministers in an attempt to stop Bouganvilleans voting for independence is a “complete waste of time and absurd,” says Martin Miriori, a leading figure in the Bougainville separatist movement. Miriori is the former Bougainville Interim Government (BIG) and the Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA) and Secretary and Read more

PNG Earthquake: More die in powerful aftershock – Pope Francis sends his condolences Comments 0

Thursday, March 8th, 2018
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More than 100 people were killed in a magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea on February 26. The exact toll from a magnitude 6.7 aftershock that followed just after midnight on Wednesday 7 March is unknown but at least 18 people are said to have died or been injured. On Tuesday Pope Francis Read more

Loggers take over Catholic land Comments 0

Monday, February 12th, 2018

The Catholic Church in Rabaul in Papua New Guinea says a Malaysian logger has fraudulently obtained access to some of its land. The church has gone to court to reclaim its ownership of the land. It says the logger illegally acquired the land, at Putput in East New Britain. But the church says it has Read more

Education and the Catholic church in Papua New Guinea Comments 0

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The Catholic church has a big role in developing education in Papua New Guinea and it plans to provide more and better education services. The National Catholic Education Commission has launched its five-year strategic plan, covering the period from 2017 to 2021. Representatives from the Education Department and development partners joined the Church for the Read more

Diocese of Lae in Papua New Guinea Celebrates 50 Years Comments 0

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

The Catholic Diocese of Lae in Morobe, Papua New Guinea celebrated its golden anniversary earlier this month. The historical celebration took place at St. Mary’s Primary School grounds. Various cultural representations were witnessed by thousands of faithful from the diocese, well-wishers from the region as well as visitors from outside PNG. The Apostolic Nuncio of Read more

The gaping hole carved into mountains… not our problem Comments 0

Friday, September 9th, 2016

THE gaping hole carved into mountains was at one point the world’s largest open-cut copper mine. Now Rio Tinto is saying,  “not our problem.” This controversial pit became the flashpoint for a bitter civil war in Papua New Guinea in the 1990s that cost as many as 20,000 lives. Now, 27 years after the war Read more

32-year-old Missionary Bishop on the road to sainthood Comments 0

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Pope Francis has authorised the promulgation of the Decree on the recognition of the heroic virtues of the missionary Bishop Henri Baptiste Stanislas Verjus. Versus (1860-1892) was a member of the Congregation of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He may now be called Venerable Henri Baptiste Stanislas Verjus. Bishop Verjus is recognised as one Read more