Posts Tagged ‘The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands’

New building for Catholic Bishops’ Conference in PNG Comments 0

Monday, September 24th, 2018
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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

Oceania Bishops listen to young people Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018
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Last Friday, at the 4-yearly assembly of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania (FCBCO) in Port Moresby, Fr Ambrose Periera led a discussion with young people from various parts of the country. Periera is a Salesian priest and secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands Commission for young Read more

PNG Bishops deplore termination of 2016 academic year Comments 0

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands wants the university academic year to continue and has appealed to the Prime Minister to intervene. On July 5 the University of Papua New Guinea Council (UPNG) made a decision to terminate the 2016 academic year. The decision comes after more than six weeks of Read more

PNG Catholic bishops strongly oppose death penalty Comments 0

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

The Catholic bishops of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands strongly oppose the use of the death penalty. In a new Pastoral Letter on the issue of the death penalty the bishops say capital punishment has “no place in a Christian country, where true justice and mercy should prevail.” The bishops say where executions Read more

Bishops condemn corruption in Papua New Guinea Comments 0

Friday, April 17th, 2015

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (CBC) condemns corruption by ministers, public servants, church leaders and all the leaders in power, says Fr Victor Roche, CBC’s general secretary. Roche gave the following reasons for the condemnation: Elected leaders are for the people. They have been mandated to represent the people. Read more

PNG & Solomons: Pastoral plan emphasises social concerns Comments 0

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

A new Pastoral Plan for the Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands places great emphasis on the family, the poor, youth, street kids and a wide range of social concerns. The document was officially launched in Goroka on Sunday and is the culmination of two years of work within the church. It Read more

PNG Bishops appalled by situation at Manus Island detention centre Comments 0

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands says it is appalled to hear of recent disturbances at the Manus Island detention centre resulting in death and injury for the asylum seekers. The The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands has consistently spoken against offshore processing in PNG Read more