Posts Tagged ‘PNG Crisis’

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