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10/11/2016 11:07

330 Catholic young people at the Youth Convention

-        Fr. Brian Nonde CMM Port Moresby:  Three hundred and thirty (330) young people from 22 dioceses of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands are on a Youth Convention at Don Bosco Technological Institute, Port Moresby....

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19/10/2016 09:34

Living Testament of God’s Amazing Grace

“Is it real? Do you really come from such a cold, freezing place as Russia?  Is it hot for you here?  What are you doing here? How many Catholics are there in Russia?  Why did you join the SVD?”  These are just some of the questions I receive when people meet me and learn that I...

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19/10/2016 09:30

Pope’s new cardinal in Papua New Guinea

Pope Francis sometimes seems to want to honor a specific place, spotlight a specific cause, or honor a specific person when he awards a cardinal's red hat, and in Archbishop John Ribat of Papua New Guinea, he would appear to have done all three.   On Sunday, Oct. 9, Pope Francis announced a...

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19/10/2016 09:12

a Cardinal from Watom Island

Rochus Tatamai Pope Francis' choice to nominate a Cardinal from the periphery as far as on the edges of Watom Island and Papua New Guinea confirms what and who Pope Francis represents and remains steadfast to his standards...The Crux in this profile of Cardinal Ribat looks at the...

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19/10/2016 09:07

Archbishop John Ribat msc chosen for the College of Cardinals

On Sunday, Oct. 9, Pope Francis announced a consistory on Nov. 19 for the creation of 17 new cardinals, including 13 under the age of 80 and therefore eligible to vote for the next pope. Crux is offering a series of profiles of the new cardinals.] Next month Pope Francis will hold his third...

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05/10/2016 14:30

Deacon Xavier Sariman sm was ordained priest

On Saturday 1st October 2016 Deacon Xavier Sariman sm was ordained priest by Rochus Tatamai MSC, Bishop of Bereina, Central Province. The symbolic first day of the month represents many "first" in the life of this young man. He is the "first" Sariman to be ordained priest after the 131 years since...

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01/10/2016 09:44

Catholic Diocesan Media personnel undergo Workshop

-        Arlene Abital & Bomai Witne Port Moresby, 2 October, 2016: “Social communication and networking: a way forward to keep contact and stay connected” was highlighted during the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands’...

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05/09/2016 09:17

Friends of Voice of Peter ToRot (FOVOPTR)

Rochus Tatamai September 4 While we patiently await our happy and blessed day of canonization of our own Melanesian Brother na wantok Blessed Peter ToRot- Catechist and martyr...we can take courage and joy the St Teresa of Calcutta visited PNG three(3) times in 1974, 1977, and 1981....

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13/08/2016 09:25

Father Patrick Fincutter, 1928-2016

Aviator and communicator fostered connections in Papua New Guinea Father Patrick Fincutter SVD, a longtime missionary in Papua New Guinea, died suddenly at Techny on July 19. Over the course of 40 years, Father Fincutter, 88, served the people of the world’s second largest island nation as...

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09/04/2016 10:46

CBC of PNG & Solomon Islands - 57th AGM – Vanimo, Sandaun Province

 Day two of the AGM began with a seminar conducted by guest speaker Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti, a priest of the Diocese of Syracuse of the United States of America. Msgr. Stephen is a licensed psychologist with a doctorate in psychology from Boston College and a doctor of ministry from the...

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