Catholic Bishops

Catholic Bishops gather for AGM

The Bishops from Solomon Islands were not able to participate due to COVID-19 quarantine requirements. 

The theme of the meeting was: “Our Catholic Laity: Holy, Formed and Sent for Service”.

The meeting opened with a solemn Mass presided by Sir John Cardinal Ribat, MSC, Archbishop of Port Moresby.

Archbishop-elect Rochus Tatamai, MSC, in his position as President of the Catholic Bishops Conference PNGSI, presented his report covering important accomplishments of the past three years.

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Hela relief update

Hela Province’s relief coordination team on ground is currently doing a post-mortem and review of rations supply.

Juffa raises concerns on illegal entry of foreigners

The Oro Governor has called on the government to be strict in allowing foreigners who have been deported but have allowed reentry into the country.

Catholic Bishops raise concern on responsible voting

He is also calling on all churches to stand together and advocate for honesty and transparency to prevail in this national elections.

In a press conference in Port Moresby today, Fr Victor spoke strongly about the rights to vote and the responsibilities that come with it.

He reminded all eligible voters to vote responsibly, wisely and truthfully.

He also challenged candidates and their supporters to refrain from perverting the electoral process and not to incite violence.

Pacific bishops to head to Rome for family meeting

The Fourteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops is set to take place from October the 4th to the 25th and will look at the role of the family in the church and the world.

The bishop of Tonga, Cardinal Soane Patita Mafi, and the Archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong, will join the bishop of Kundiawa, Anton Bal, who will represent Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.

Cardinal John Dew, of Wellington, will also travel to Rome.