Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Sep 26, 2017 / 05:08 am
A young Catholic diocese in the southern highlands of Papua New Guinea has a vibrant and growing faith, one which the people have embraced as their own, showing the universality of the Church, a local bishop says.
"To me it is really beautiful and it really expresses the catholicity of the Church, that the people have embraced the faith as something that is truly theirs, something that is truly meaningful to them," Bishop Donald Lippert told CNA.
"They don't look upon it as something foreign, as something coming from the outside. It is something that is very important to them and truly theirs."
Bishop Lippert, an American Capuchin, has been working in Papua New Guinea for more than 10 years and has been bishop of the Diocese of Mendi, an area nestled in the mountains, in the southern highland region of Papua New Guinea, since 2012.