Cardinal John Ribat says that climate change is an urgent issue for the people of Papua New Guinea, and the whole of the Pacific. Cardinal Ribat drove his point home saying that the issue is a more urgent than discussing Amoris Laetitia. While there will be time to talk about… Read More »We Have to Talk About Climate Change – Cardinal Ribat
Bishop Arnold Orowae, President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea & the Solomon Islands, has called on politicians to respect the law and to give priority to the common good. His call comes among growing concerns in Papua New Guinea about democracy, the rule of law, and… Read More »Respect for Law & the Common Good
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands expressed their condolences to the family of the asylum seeker killed on Manus Island and reiterated their opposition to Australia’s offshore processing of asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea: “Detaining people against their will in PNG, even if it… Read More »PNG- SI Bishops Speak out on Manus Death
The Papua New Guinea Bishops have expressed concern about the nationalisation of the Ok Tedi mine and the possible wind up of the Sustainable Development Program associated with it. They say: “The Sustainable Development Program has supported hundreds of projects nationwide, partnering with organizations and communities to bring assistance where… Read More »PNG Bishops Fear Loss of Sustainable Development Program
A statement from the Commission for Social Concerns of the Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands Catholic Bishops Conference says “… that while Papua New Guineans are not lacking in compassion for those in need, this country (unlike Australia which is a stable and thriving nation of immigrants) does not… Read More »PNG Bishops Shocked at Rudd-O’Neill Agreement on Refugees
The Catholic Bishops of Papua New Guinea have rejected moves by the Parliament towards to banning other religions. Their spokesperson Father Giorgio Licini says “It is not by banning other faiths that we become more Christian.” Read more in this interview.