Catholic Bishops

Catholic Bishops gather for AGM

The Bishops from Solomon Islands were not able to participate due to COVID-19 quarantine requirements. 

The theme of the meeting was: “Our Catholic Laity: Holy, Formed and Sent for Service”.

The meeting opened with a solemn Mass presided by Sir John Cardinal Ribat, MSC, Archbishop of Port Moresby.

Archbishop-elect Rochus Tatamai, MSC, in his position as President of the Catholic Bishops Conference PNGSI, presented his report covering important accomplishments of the past three years.

Pacific bishops to head to Rome for family meeting

The Fourteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops is set to take place from October the 4th to the 25th and will look at the role of the family in the church and the world.

The bishop of Tonga, Cardinal Soane Patita Mafi, and the Archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong, will join the bishop of Kundiawa, Anton Bal, who will represent Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.

Cardinal John Dew, of Wellington, will also travel to Rome.