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10/04/2014 08:19

Displaced victims welcomed at Don Bosco

9th April, Henderson: A group of Guadalcanal displaced victims, from the Foxwood area were welcomed and have now been given a place at Don Bosco Technical Institute, Henderson.  The gymnasium, normally used for school assemblies, games and other functions has now become the home for 194...

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09/04/2014 13:43

The hard task of resettling refugees

By Fr Giorgio Licini – Catholic Reporter PNG The Manus refugees all come from very troubled countries (Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan…). Ninety per cent of them are certainly genuine political refugees. The governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia will try to prove otherwise and take them back their...

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08/04/2014 01:46

The Catholic Church's Teaching on Birth Control

Dear Archbishops/Bishops, Clergy, Religious and Laity, The population control and contraception people are hard at work in PNG.  Aided by the Government and local politicians, a population control and contraception organization named Marie Stopes is moving into more and more...

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07/04/2014 08:50

Serious floods on Guadalcanal

 I hope this attachment helps you to understand our situation here in Honiara, thank you for your concern. Please keep us in your prayers. Easter is our hope. In Christ, + Adrian Smith sm Archbishop of Honiara Dear All, It is Sunday Afternoon April 6th and I want to thank you for your concern...

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01/04/2014 04:07

Social Concerns Notes – March 2014

UN to analyse Human Rights, Humanitarian Law Post-Courier, 28 February 2014 The United Nations in Papua New Guinea announced yesterday that there will be a mandated analysis on the international human rights and humanitarian law standards related to the right life issues in the country. From...

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28/03/2014 09:28

MANUS ISLAND, HUMILIATION AND DESPAIR

By Fr Giorgio Licini Catholic Reporter PNG The General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (CBC), Fr Victor Roche SVD recently visited the centre for asylum seekers set up by Australia and Papua New Guinea in Manus Island. Here he answers a few...

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16/03/2014 00:54

Murder of DWU student Nigel Laki and the settlement issue

By Fr Giorgio Licini Catholic Reporter PNG The brutal murder of DWU student Nigel Laki on Friday afternoon in the streets of Madang is something with the power of shocking the community and shaking the nation. First hour rumors blame settlement youth; but police are still investigating and some say...

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13/03/2014 10:28

Short Life-Story of Bro. Hubert Frese (Until 1994 Bro Wendelin)

Bro. Hubert was a man of work.  He was a man of prayer and a man of helping anyone, anytime.   Already as a young boy he had to work very hard on his father’s farm.  In the mission-house, St. Augustin, he had to look after the dairy farm because the other Brother had fallen...

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07/03/2014 11:10

Madang hearing on Manus issue deserted

By Fr Phil Smith Divine Word University I attended the Madang hearing by Justice David Cannings yesterday 6th March on the issue of the asylum seekers in Manus. I was surprised by the lack of interest shown. Apart from the three lawyers, one for the Government, one for the detainees (Public...

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01/03/2014 11:12

Manus: the wrong answer to a real problem

By Fr. Giorgio Licini PNG Catholic Bishops’ Conference Secretary for Social Communications 27 Feb 2014. On 17 February the Manus saga took a turn for the worse when an Iranian asylum seeker identified as Reza Barati, 23 years of age, was murdered inside the makeshift refugee camp. Public outcry...

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