Posts Tagged ‘PNG and Solomon Islands Bishops Conference’

Pope urges PNG and SI Bishops apply the Gospel to local customs

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Pope Benedict has urged the Bishops from Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands to apply the Gospel to local customs as they carry out their task of evangelisation building on positive elements already present and to purifying others when necessary. He said this in his address to the Bishops the Bishops ,who are in Rome for Read more

Problems with transmission of faith to youth in PNG

Friday, May 18th, 2012

There are problems with the transmission of faith to youth in Papua New Guinea.  (ll existe un problème de foi et de spiritualité parmi les nouvelles générations de Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée. Parmi les jeunes.) This is what a document recently issued by Fr. Shanthi Chako PIME, Secretary of the Commission for Youth and Laity within Read more

PNG Bishops announce “conscience objection” to condoms policy

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands has announced its “conscientious objection” to an education ministry directive that requires high schools to distribute condoms to students. “Even if the document issued by the Ministry of Education has many positive points, we cannot be forced to follow a policy which contradicts with Read more

PNG Bishops condemn Judicial Conduct Bill

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The Catholic church expressed “disbelief and shock” after parliament yesterday passed the Judicial Conduct Bill 2012 into law. The law, introduced on Tuesday and passed three times by a vote of 63-7 on Wednesday, gave parliament the power to refer a judge to the governor-general who, in turn, must appoint a tribunal to investigate the Read more

Bishops criticise decision to suspend the chief justice

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

In Papua New Guinea the Catholic Bishops’ conference has expressed concern over the conflict between the executive and judicial arms of government. The Chief Justice, who is heading a Supreme Court panel which is to decide whether the election of the prime minister is constitutional, was suspended on allegations of mismanagement, a move which triggered the arrest of Read more

Church to carry out study on the PMIZ in Madang

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

The Catholic Church is to carry out a study on the PMIZ (Pacific Marine Industrial Zone) proposed for Madang.  The church held the original title to the 216-hectare site. The study is meant to help inform the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of PNG and Solomon Islands about what is happening. Fr Philip Gibbs of Mt Hagen Archdiocese is carrying Read more