Catholic Bishops Conference of PNG

​Church condemns violence at UPNG


In the same way, it has also called for parliament to be recalled so urgent matters like the ongoing university stand offs can be debated to find a way forward.

Secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of PNG and Solomon Islands, Fr Victor Roche, raised these concerns following fresh violence at the university yesterday and today that saw the burning down of cars and buildings and destruction of university properties.

Catholic Church welcomes court decision on detention centre

General Secretary of the CBC, Fr.Victor Roche said the Catholic Church has always maintained that the arrangement to bring people seeking refugee status in Australia to PNG and to detain them on the island was unjust, inhumane and unlawful.

“These people have human rights and dignity that have to be considered, just as every other person living in PNG, “said Roche.

However, Roche added that it is imperative that the two governments respect and honour their obligations to uphold the laws and to accord full rights to people in accordance with the law.