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10/07/2014 08:13

Peter ToRot day in Sydney

By Fr Tomas McDonough The Feast Day of Blessed peter ToRot ToRot was celebrated in great style on Sunday July 6th at St Brigid’s Parish in Marrickville, Sydney. The parish is under the care of the Passionist Community as is the parish of St Joseph in Boroko, Port Moresby. At the invitation of Fr...

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08/07/2014 20:42

Goilala in despair

7th JULY 2014. There is still no police report on the killing of Fr Jerry Inau and Communion Minister Benedict in the Goilala mountains of Kamulai on the first Sunday of May this year. “The men in uniform have run out of funds and they have left the area. We only know what people say and it’s not...

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07/07/2014 20:38

The ‘Rot’ out of the PNG crisis

“The forgiving attitude of Saint Maria Goretti challenges our payback practice and mentality”, Bishop Rochus Tatamai of Bereina said at a meeting of Catholic youth at Divine Word University in Madang over the weekend. The way the murder of the 12-year-old Italian came about in 1902 reflects very...

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02/07/2014 13:13

Best students die of poverty

The death of a third Divine Word University student in as many months yesterday in Madang is likely to send again shockwaves around the country; this time for the conditions of late Terence Wafanu from Green River District in Sandaun province. The Year Two Rural Health student is reported to have...

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02/07/2014 13:06

The law above all!

Bp. Arnold Orowae President, Catholic Bishops’ Conference Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands Honesty and commitment to the common good are essential ingredients of worthy politics. Moreover in a true democratic system political authority is accountable to the people it represents. It seems to us...

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01/07/2014 13:09

Madang police fight domestic sexual violence

The launching, dedication and blessing of a “Family and Sexual Violence Centre” was done in the presence of numerous local dignitaries including the Governor of Madang, Hon Jim Kas on Saturday, 27 June 2014 at the Yomba police station. It is one of the first such police units in Papua New Guinea....

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01/07/2014 12:11

The Church in Europe seen from Oceania

By Fr. Victor Roche SVD Secretary General Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (CBC) Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania (FCBCO) Dear Secretaries General of Bishops Conferences of the Countries of Europe, It is an honour to be invited to such a...

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30/06/2014 21:56

Social Concerns Notes – June 2014

These notes begin with some references to the ongoing political turmoil in Papua New Guinea. They are longer than the usual summaries, but are included here in full, in the hope that they will shed light on the situation.   Ribat: PM must clear his name Post Courier  26 June 2014 PRIME...

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28/06/2014 17:14

THE APOSTLE OF THE GOILALA STUDENTS PASSES

Bro Brendan Crowe FSC 17.8.1942 - 10.6.2014 By Fr Roger Purcell MSC Bro Brendan Crowe (de La Salle) died on 10th June in Melbourne, Australia. He spent many years in Papua New Guinea and leaves behind a great legacy of work, achievements and most importantly, friends. One of his confreres said,...

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03/06/2014 19:21

Fr Jerry’s killing details still unconfirmed

By Fr Giorgio Licini After one month since the killing of Fr Jerry Maria Inau and church worker Benedict at Kamulai in the Goilala mountains of Papua new Guinea Central province information is still sketchy and the diocese of Bereina is still waiting for a final police report. Catholic Reporter...

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