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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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22/11/2014 09:14

Hela province in the grip of tribal fights

By Fr Nicholas Yambu Parish Priest, St Francis of Assisi Tari, Hela MENDI, 21 NOV 2014. There are three or four tribal fights now in Hela province. I have been here in Mendi for this week and I hear that two new tribal fights have started in the Koroba Kopiago electorates. I don’t know if this is...

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13/11/2014 09:55

Fr. Alois Blasl died Friday, early morning in a Vienna hospital.

He was already sick for several years with cancer of the bladder and had to be operated every few month. The last 2 or 3 months he got sick with insufficiency of his heart, which was only found out about a week ago. He had to get oxygen for a few weeks already, as he was continually short of...

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13/11/2014 09:49

THE DIFFICULT AND CHALLENGING SYNOD ON THE FAMILY

By Bishop Arnold Orowae DD President, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of PNG & SI We spent the first week of the Synod (Oct 5-19) in Rome listening to about 260 interventions from cardinals, bishops, priests, religious and lay people concerning marriage and family life. The problems shared ranged...

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13/11/2014 08:51

Anthony Fisher OP new Archbishop of Sydney

Dominican Bishop, Anthony Fisher of Paramatta will be installed as ninth Archbishop of Sydney on Wednesday 12 November at St. Mary’s Cathedral following his appointment by Pope Francis on 18 September 2014. A statement released by the diocese of Parramatta describes Bishop Anthony’s appointment and...

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