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Divine Word Missionaries contemplate 'The Joy of the Gospel' in peripheries

Jan 9, 2015 - 12:03 am .- Observing the Year of Consecrated Life convoked by Pope Francis, the members of the Society of the Divine Word serving in Papua New Guinea are gathered to study the Pope's 2013 apostolic exhortation on the proclamation of the Gospel in today's world.

Papuan bishop makes emergency appeal amid severe food shortage

Dec 21, 2014 - 01:30 pm .- A Catholic bishop of Alotau, Papua New Guinea, has launched an appeal during a severe food shortage following a cyclone engulfing the Catholic diocese.

Papuan bishop decries witch hunts, violence against women

Dec 15, 2014 - 02:03 pm .- A bishop in Papua New Guinea last week condemned the witch hunts which take place in the country, where many residents believe in sorcery and those accused of practicing it – mostly women – are attacked and murdered by mobs.

Nun builds website to enliven children's ministry in Pacific

Sep 5, 2014 - 09:04 pm .- A religious sister from Texas who has been serving the people of Papua New Guinea since 1986 will soon complete a website to raise awareness about the Church's apostolates to children in the Melanesian nation.

Catholics in Melanesia celebrate gift, power of Bible

Aug 8, 2014 - 02:01 am .- Catholic faithful recently gathered in the Melanesian islands to mark “Bible Sunday” – a celebration aimed at fostering meditative reading and inspiring faith in action through Bible reading.

Papuans make two week pilgrimage in missionaries' steps

Apr 22, 2014 - 09:04 pm .- Catholics in Papua New Guinea honored the evangelization, 80 years ago, of the remote interior of the nation's main island by making a pilgrimage in the steps of its first missionaries.

Church in Oceania concerned over Australian asylum policy

Mar 7, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Church leaders in both Australia and Papua New Guinea are voicing discontent with Australia’s policy of processing asylum seekers at offshore camps with conditions condemned by human rights groups.

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