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02/07/2015 18:55

‘Laudato Si’ in Papua New Guinea

“What kind of world do we want to live in” was the question of focus at the launch of the Encyclical letter by Pope Francis at the St. Joseph Parish Hall, Borokolast week. The Encyclical letter of Pope Francis Laudato Si, is an address to humanity about the concerns of the environment. It discusses...

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14/06/2015 06:41

Universities in PNG managed only by the best can survive in the competitive real world

UPNG and Unitech have been falling backwards for many years.  Divine Word passed up these 2 government unis long ago.  The reason is obvious.  DWU president comes from European culture and DWU is run more like a foreign uni.  It doesn’t matter if Father Jan...

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14/06/2015 06:39

The Church in the Pacific questions itself about the new evangelization

"What does God ask us today? What does the Lord call us to do as a Church in the Pacific?" . This is the question asked during the General Assembly of the Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, being held in Madang, an event attended by over 130 delegates from 22 dioceses. The...

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14/06/2015 06:37

Relationship between university functions and community service at Divine Word University.(Report)

Abstract The common functions of faculty in universities across the world include teaching, research, and service to the institution, the profession, and the external community. The extent to which faculty are expected to accomplish any one of these functions depends upon how the particular...

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14/06/2015 06:35

New Catholic Bishop ordained for Wewak

The new Bishop for Wewak Bishop Jozef Roszynski,SVD, was consecrated yesterday in Wewak at Wirui, Saunsel, an open-air amphitheatre near the Cathedral in Wewak. Catholic Bishops of PNG and Solomon Islands General Secretary Father Victor Roche,SVD said more than 7,000 people witnessed the ceremony...

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14/06/2015 06:32

Holy Spirit missionary sisters to celebrate 115 years in PNG

SR MARY ANTHIDA KUECKMANN SSpS ON Monday 8 December, Foundation Day, the six missionary Sisters of the Holy Spirit (SSpS) on the staff of Divine Word University (DWU) in Madang will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Congregation, 115 years in Papua New Guinea and 45 years of service at DWU....

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14/06/2015 06:29

Field Trip: Papua New Guinea

From the back of a truck heading North along Bougainville’s “highway” road, one observes a strange trick of perspective. As the coconut trees on either side recede towards the horizon, the distant mountain appears to grow ever larger, looming menacingly and capturing your focus. This Hitchcockian...

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24/05/2015 11:37

Statement of Fr. Peter Wasko, SVD about the shooting incident.

On Wednesday, the 20th May 2015 I was on mission patrol, using my fiberglass boat with outboard motor, off the Karawari River into the villages ofKaiwaria and Kungriambun. I had the Masses there with people and was going from Kangriambunto the village Manjamai on the main Karawari River. It was...

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24/05/2015 11:30

Bp Rochus Tatamai

It's your birthday anniversary, it's their birthday anniversary.,it's our birthday anniversary, it's my birthday anniversary. ..happy and blessed Feast of Pentecost Sunday today to everyone. May the outpouring the gifts of the Holy Spirit be upon each and everyone with all our dear ones,...

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21/05/2015 22:50

Fr. Peter Wasko shot

Dear Father General, I write to inform you that yesterday (Wednesday, the 20th of May) at around 13:30 Fr. Peter Wasko, SVD, who was on patrol in Amboin area (Karawari river of the Sepik) was shot at with a shot gun, and sustained multiple wounds from pellets to his abdomen. He was airlifted with...

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