Posts Tagged ‘Victor Roche’

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

Bishops condemn corruption in Papua New Guinea

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

1296 Detainees in Manus detention Centre

Friday, April 4th, 2014

There are 1296 asylum seekers being held in the Australian detention centre on the Papua New Guinea Island of Manus. Most are from troubled Middle East and Asian countries. The highest number is from Iran (533), followed by Afghanistan (134), Pakistan (104), Iraq (94). There are also 90 Sudanese, 47 Somalis and a handful of 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

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

PNG Bishops oppose death penalty

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The Archbishop of Port Moresby says Papua New Guinea’s government will be slow to activate its death penalty laws because of church opposition, after the Pacific nation’s attorney-general said he is revisiting the idea. Archbishop John Ribat says Attorney-General Kerenga Kua’s plan to activate the never-before-used law is the wrong way to deter crime and 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

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