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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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02/11/2014 10:04

Financial literacy key to development

By LilianMatbob Madang More than one hundred and thirty settlers from the four settlements areas in Madang Town area received their certificates of participation infinancial literacy on 21 October.The settlers consisting of youths, women and men from Gavstoa, Lain Banana, Kerema Compound and...

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01/11/2014 10:05

Social Concerns Notes – October 2014

Church's new pastoral plan emphasises social concerns http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2014/09/churchs-new-pastoral-plan-emphasises-social-concerns.html#more  30 Sept. 2014 A new Pastoral Plan for the Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands places great emphasis on the...

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01/10/2014 08:20

Socal Concerns Notes – September 2014

First PNG Children Website In The Making By Sr Mary Claude Gadd - Madang The Catholic Children’s Ministry PNG was created by the Catholic Bishops of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands at their Annual General Meeting of April 2013 in Madang. That was the time when they asked Sr Mary Claude...

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23/09/2014 03:52

Bishop of Bereina prays for victims of parish chartered flight

22 SEPT 2014. Bishop RochusTatamai of Bereina expressed his heartfelt condolences and prayers today for the victims of last Saturday’sHevilift air crash, which left two crew and two passengers dead near Port Moresby. “Although all the technical aspects of the incidentpertain to the air company and...

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01/09/2014 14:19

SAVE THE MT HAGEN CHILDREN NOW!

By Jenny Mek Mt Hagen The Catholic Archdiocese of Mt Hagen is fast moving towards the setting up of a family home for neglected children. At a planning meeting on the 30th of July chaired by Abp. Douglas Young and attended by experienced people active in social work, family life ministry and health...

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