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Saturday, 24 June 2017 09:27

Bishops' Statement on Seabed Mining

Statement on the proposed Seabed Mining in PNG waters

From the Catholic Bishops Conference of PNG/SI


Seventeen Catholic Bishops of Papua New Guinea and one Administrator from the Solomon Islands attended the 58th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Port Moresby 25th April – 4th May 2017. In this meeting, they discussed, among other things, about the proposed Seabed Mining called Solwara1 and Solwara2 close to the shores of Papua New Guinea.

Sunday, 12 February 2017 03:44

Indian Sisters Launch New Program in Komo

Seven young PNG women become first to enter FCC Sisters Formation Program in Komo, Hela Province, Diocese of Mendi.

The Ambassador of Pope Francis to Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands was in Mendi to bring to a happy conclusion the year-long celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the Diocese of Mendi.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 05:10

Ordination Speaks of Hope at Jubilee

Adding to the joy of the Golden Jubilee in Mendi was the celebration of the priestly ordination of Deacon Peter Mondo. 

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 00:41

Heaven Touching Earth!

Words cannot begin to express the pageantry, the colour and the shear beauty of a traditionl Melanesian Singsing.

Monday, 19 December 2016 09:26

Mumu Brings Culture to Jubilee

It's not a true PNG Highlands celebration if there's not a mumu!  For the uninitiated, a mumu is a traditional way of cooking, especially pork, vegetables and greens in an earthen oven.

Monday, 19 December 2016 03:52

For All That Has Been - Thanks!

The third day of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Diocese of Mendi was marked by three main events.  The Holy Mass, a Singsing, and a Mumu!

Sunday, 18 December 2016 05:12

Cathedral Rededicated Amid Jubilee

The Golden Jubilee celebrations continued on 8 December, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with the rededication of the Cathedral in Mendi. 

Saturday, 17 December 2016 10:02

Thousands Gather in Mendi for Jubilee

From remote mountaintops and hidden valleys of the Southern Highlands and Hela Provinces of Papua New Guinea,

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