24/04/2014 10:32


About five hundred students, staff and visitors packed the DWU Chapel in Madang for the Easter Vigil celebration on 19th April. It was the highlight of an intense three day commemoration of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ which also saw the PNG Highland students organize a moving Way of the Cross in campus on Good Friday. Students from all PNG provinces and Solomon Islands cooperated for the fourteen stations with the Jiwaka boys enacting a fight that to many appeared to be real (and… scaring) at first glance. Chaplain Fr Giorgio Licini recalled during the Easter Vigil the untimely passing of DWU Vice-President Br Andrew Simpson last year in June and student Nigel Laki, killed just outside the campus on 14 March this year. He also invited those present to offer prayers and solidarity to people affected by the recent floods at Solomon Islands, the earthquake in Bougainville, and the typhoon Ita in Milne Bay province and Queensland. (Pictured: DWU students at the Easter Vigil – Photo and story by Michelle Steven, DWU Journalism student)