Catholic Church of Papua New Guinea

Protect and Respect Human Life

This was in light of a video that went viral on social media of captured women being tortured after being accused of practicing sorcery.

The panel of speakers included Cardinal Sir John Ribat, Auxiliary Bishop Justin Soongie of Wabag Diocese, Bernadette Ove and Reverend Roger Joseph, General Secretary for PNG Church of Christ.

Cardinal Ribat reflected on the aspect of human rights and personal dignity saying that every human has a fundamental right to a Life that should not be abused or terminated at any cost through barbaric actions.

Church calls on MSG leaders to consider West Papua membership

West Papuans have applied under the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMPW), which is a collaborative group comprised of united resistance organisations located both inside and outside of West Papua.

Officials and representatives of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) have arrived in Honiara to attend the MSG Leaders Summit on Thursday, July 14, to determine whether the current observer status of ULMWP will be elevated to full membership.