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

Churches challenged to do more to prevent sorcery

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The general secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (CBC-PNGSI) has called on all churches to do more to create greater awareness of sorcery in their communities and congregations, and preach more about Bible teachings on sorcery. Father Victor Roche made this call, after reports from many parts of the Read more

2nd Assembly of PNG and Solomons Catholic Church begins

Friday, November 8th, 2013

The Second General Assembly of the Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands began in Madang on Wednesday 5 November. This is the  first time  Papua New Guinea and Solomon islands have held a conjunct General Assembly. The theme of the  Assembly is “Give me some water that I amy never be thirsty Read more

PNG – Highland Bishops attack sorcery

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

In an unprecedented move the Catholic Bishops of the Papua New Guinea Highlands Region have made a strong attack on sorcery refuting in particular the deeply entrenched traditional belief of sanguma, based on which human death is allegedly caused by sorcerers. This leads to persecution and killing of innocent people conveniently identified with the weakest Read more

Bishops surprised by Rudd-O’Neill refugee agreement

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea says it is surprised by and disappointed at the agreement reached by Peter O’Neill and Kevin Rudd that all asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat will be processed on Manus Island and that those deemed to be genuine refugees will be resettled in Papua Read more

Bomana celebrates 50 years of priestly formation in PNG

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

On Friday 28th June 2013 the Catholic Theological Institute (CTI) in Bomana, Port Moresby celebrated its Golden Jubilee. CTI has been the academic wing of Holy Spirit Seminary since 1999 when the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea set up a distinct institute for the academic formation of seminarians and laity. Thus Read more

PNG Bishops say Government ignored public debate on death penalty

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Catholic Bishops have accused the PNG Government of ignoring the public debate on the death penalty and fast tracking their own agenda. Archbishop Douglas Young of Mt. Hagen said that while the Attorney General had noted that there had been widespread debate in the public forum he did not say who had won the debate. Read more