Posts Tagged ‘witch hunts’

Police looking for 9 pastors suspected of witch hunting

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Police in Enga, Papua New Guinea are looking for nine pastors to be questioned over their role in witch hunting. It is alleged the 9 pastors are implicated in the torture and killing of a woman accused of sorcery. In May Enga Provincial police commander acting Superintendent George Kakas urged the nine from Kombiam district Read more

Church fights witch hunts in PNG

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Fr Philip Gibbs, a priest, anthropologist and researcher, said the Catholic Church has been conducting workshops in parishes to raise awareness about witch hunts and how it is totally contrary to the Christian response to misfortune and death. Gibbs, who has spent more than four decades in Papua New Guinea, has met surviving victims of Read more

PNG Bishop condemns witch hunts

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Witch hunts have been condemned by the president of the Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, Arnold Orowae. “I encourage all our citizens not to get into this bad habit of accusing innocent and defenceless people of sorcery, resulting in torturing and killing,” said Bishop Arnold Orowae. “This is a moral Read more