Father Alberto Dawas is a diocesan priest from the Diocese of Mbulu in Tanzania. He has come to the Diocese of Mendi as a missionary. Recently he was officially installed by Bishop Don as parish priest of Saint Joseph Church, Ekari in the Upper Mendi area of the Southern Highlands Province.
Joining the festive celebration were Fr Jonathan Williams, OFM Cap., superior of the Capuchins in Papua New Guinea; Fr Wolfgang Pisa, OFM Cap., provincial minister of the Capuchins in Tanzania and hundreds of parishioners from Saint Joseph
The Diocese of Mendi has unveiled the logo that will be used for the Golden Jubilee of the diocese which was launched (a few days early) on 4 November 2015. The Diocese of Mendi was established 15 November 1966 - together with several other Papua New Guinea dioceses.
In the October 2015 issue of Tokaut Newsletter (in Tok Pisin) you can read articles containing: remarks made by Bishop Donald at the Conference organized against Sorcery-related violence; Saint Joseph Tari Secondary School graduation; the blessing of a new priest house at Dabaraba; a beautiful human interest story of Anne Gambe Kuli from Irawi Parish; a story on the Missionaries of the Holy Family and much more.
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People from across the wide expanse of the Diocese of Mendi gathered together at the Cathedral of Mother of the Divine Shepherd for a multi-layered celebration of joy upon joy.
In time for the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy, the Shrine of Divine Mercy, was recently dedicated by the Apostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, Archbishop Michael Banach in the Archdiocese of Mount Hagen.
The people of Saint Pius X Parish, Wiliame came out in great numbers to welcome Bishop Donald along the road leading to the main mission station of this rurul parish nestled in the pristine mountains of the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.
The Ambassador of the United States of America to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, His Excellency Walter North visited Mendi. Ambassador North was received at the airport by an enthusiastic crowd of hundreds of parishioners,
Thousands of people gathered at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Det, Southern Highlands Province for a colourful and inspiring celebration of faith and culture.
Sister Zita, FSDP is the Mother General of the Franciscan Sisters of Divine Providence based in Baldegg, Switzerland. She, together with Sister Nadia, FSDP arrived in Mendi a few days ago to conduct an official visitation of their Sisters who serve in the Diocese of Mendi.
In the August 2015 of Tokaut Newsletter (in Pidgin) you can read some remarks from Bishop Don regarding some recent cases of Sanguma (sorcery) and the appropriate responses from the Catholic community; a report of the ongoing dry-season and the problems brought about by it; a report on the recent visit of the FOCUS missionaries from the USA to Sumi Pastoral area; the recent Women's Day held at Nipa; the blessing of the new church at Lake Kopiago; together with announcements and many other interesting stories.
Fr Isaiah Timba is the Editor-in-chief of Tokaut Newsletter.
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