Posts Tagged ‘PNG and Solomon Islands Bishops Conference’

23 Bishops visit West Papua

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Last week 23 bishops made a rare visit to Indonesia’s most easterly province, West Papua. Catholic Bishops of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands have been meeting at St.Anthony’s Pilgrim House, Vanimo, for their Annual General Meeting from 4 to 15 April 2016. The  bishops had a meeting with 4 of the 5 bishops of Read more

PNG-SI Bishops’ Conference elects new president

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

The Catholic Catholic Bishop’s Bishops of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands have elected Bishop  Arnold Orowae of Wabag as its new President. The election took place at the Conference annual general meeting, held  between 1-9 May 2014. The Deputy President is Archbishop Steve Reichert of Madang. The Central Committee, which is elected every three years, Read more

PNG Churches want talks over Manus violence

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Churches in Papua New Guinea say they are seeking urgent talks with both Australian and PNG authorities in order to gain access to the asylum seeker detention camp on Manus Island. The churches say they want to provide counselling and reconciliation services for those affected by the violence. Fr Victor Roache, General Secretary, PNG Catholic Read more

Keep the good throw the bad of culture, SI and PNG Assembly says

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

The Second General Assembly of the Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands devoted the third full day of works to the themes of Evangelization and Inculturation. Bishop Otto Separi of Aitape connected his reflection with the Synod on the New Evangelization last year in Rome of which he was a member. Fr. Read more

Church in PNG speaks out against death penalty

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

The Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea has voiced its opposition to government moves to implement the death penalty. Catholic Archbishop of Port Moresby, John Ribat, flanked by the General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in PNG and Solomon Islands Fr Victor Roche, announced the church’s position at a press conference in Port Moresby Read more

Joint Catholic/Lutheran statement on Marriage under discussion

Friday, April 19th, 2013

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands at their Annual General Meeting in Madang have prepared a draft Statement on  Marriage. If it is also accepted by the Lutheran bishops at their meeting in Lae on 10-14 June 2013, plans may be made to formally launch it in March 2014. Bishop Read more

PNG: Church and government seek renewed partnership

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter  O’Neill called for a revitalized partnership between government and Churches when he addressed the  Catholic Bishops of  Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands at their Annual General Meeting in Alexishafen, Madang last Thursday. He said common concerns between government and Churches include education, health, public security, fight against corruption, Read more

Catholic Bishops recognise importance of social networks

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Social Media, create a new environment and a new life style that not only requires Church presence and “use” of mass media, but “witnessing” of the Gospel in the new environment where people live. The Catholic Bishops of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands tackled the issue of new media and social networks on the Read more

PNG’s Church and Government welcome election of Pope Francis

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Spokesman of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands Fr John Ribat welcomed the news and said it was most encouraging that the new Pope clearly defined his mission moments after his declaration, which is to rebuild the church using examples of two iconic saints – Francis of Assisi and Francis Read more

Criminalité à Port-Moresby : les évêques catholiques demandent l’intervention de l’armée

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

L’église catholique de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée s’est officiellement prononcée en fin de semaine dernière en faveur d’une intervention de l’armée, en renfort de la police nationale, dans la capitale Port-Moresby, pour mettre un terme à ce qui est perçu comme une vague prolongée de criminalité. Cette prise de position, de la part de la conférence des évêques Read more