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30/01/2015 15:17

PNG/SI Bishops finalizepolicy on abuse

Br. Frank Hough Director, Right Relationships in Ministry Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands Since October 2014, five training sessions for Contact Persons have been held in the main regions of Papua New Guinea: Southern coast, Northern coast, the Islands, the...

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24/01/2015 15:13

Fr Augustine Mamia died

Just manage to get back on timeline to announce the sad news. Fr Augustine Mamia a senior diocesan priest of the Archdiocese of Rabaul and was on loan to Kerema Diocese since 2006 died at 12.10pm today St. Mary's Hospital Private Ward, Vunapope, ENB. He was diagnose with spleen and malaria and was...

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13/01/2015 18:58

TWENTY YEARS WITH BLESSED PETER TOROT 1995 - 17 January - 2015

By Bishop Rochus Tatamai MSC - Bereina I have fond memories of the first pastoral visit of Pope John Paul II to Papua New Guinea in May 1984 in Port Moresby and Mount Hagen, then to Honiara in the Solomon Islands. I sang with the seminarians, who formed the papal choir along with the students of...

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13/01/2015 18:56

Social Concerns Notes – December 2014

Hospital lost K380,000 after applying health policy The National, Thursday November 27th, 2014  THE Nonga General Hospital in East New Britain has lost about K380,000 in revenue since the free and subsidised health care policy came into effect, hospital board chairman Nakikus Konga says. He...

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10/12/2014 11:23

Christmas greetings from the Catholic Diocese of Wabag, Papua New Guinea!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Baby Jesus, Christmas is always a good time to remember that great miracle, the miracle of the mystery of Incarnation, God becoming human, to share our human nature that through him we may become divine. This is God’s love and mercy at its best. It is God’s love...

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10/12/2014 11:22

BISHOP THANKS PPC OF WABAG FOR SAVING WOMEN ACCUSED OF SORCERY

On behalf of the Catholic Church in Enga Province and Papua New Guinea I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your policemen. You confronted the people of Teremanda in the Enga Province and  saved 3 defenseless women who were accused of sorcery or sanguma. You have rightly...

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10/12/2014 11:20

From exclusion to inclusion – realising the rights of persons with disabilities

By Gabriel Kuman of the Melanesian Institute in Goroka. International Disability Day falls on every fifth day of December each year. Today, the 5th of December, 2014 marks another day to appreciate the presence and gifts of each of our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters who...

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02/12/2014 14:21

A missionary from Myanmar to PNG

By Fr Robert Moe Goodenough Island, MBP Fr Robert Moe,an ethnic Kaya from the mountains of Myanmar, a country where Catholics are 1% of the population, discovered his vocation as a seminarian and became a missionary. The journey of the 35-year-old priest reflects the fate of the Church in Myanmar,...

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02/12/2014 14:18

Social Concerns Notes – November 2014

A way forward for peace in Bougainville Post Courier October 30, 2014 An agreement was signed between the Panguna Peace Building Strategy (PPBS) and the Siwai District Peace & Security Committee enabling the two parties to work together to address outstanding reconciliations in the...

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25/11/2014 04:27

Health funds/salaries withheld - Catholic Church complains

24th November 2014 Health services in Papua New Guinea are suffering because the Government is not releasing funds promptly enough. Chairman of Catholic Church Health Services (CCHS), Archbishop Stephen Reichert expressed his disappointment that the release of salary and operational funds to the...

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