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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 10:25

FSM Sisters hold Annual Meeting

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The Franciscan Sisters of Mary gathered in Mendi for their annual general meeting.

Thursday, 30 November 2017 10:08

Child Protection Volunteers Training in Mendi

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The protection of children is one of the highest priorities in the Pastoral Plan of the Diocese of Mendi.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:52

Tearful Farewell in Kutubu

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"It was like a funeral for the people; they were really crying ... and so was I."

Sunday, 13 August 2017 07:42

A Church Born of a Dream

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The people of Saint John the Apostle Parish in Hedmari, Hela Province of PNG recently hosted a joyful and reverent celebration for the blessing of their new one-of-a-kind church building.

Friday, 28 July 2017 04:40

Lake Kutubu Becomes River Jordan

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Seventeen people recently received the Sacrament of Baptism in an inspiring celebration at Lake Kutubu (and in Lake Kutubu).

Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:48

People of Sol show Spirit!

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Sunday, 12 February 2017 03:44

Indian Sisters Launch New Program in Komo

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

Monday, 19 December 2016 09:26

Mumu Brings Culture to Jubilee

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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!

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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

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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

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

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 05:25

Sister Death calls Father Dominic

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Sister Death called Fr Dominic McGuinness, OFM Cap., on 6 November 2016 after a long and fruitful life as a missionary disciple of the Lord Jesus.  

Saturday, 03 September 2016 00:31

My Adventure Beyond

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In the village, I was born. Kunai grass-covered hut was my home and sweet potatoes were my staple food.

Friday, 26 August 2016 01:20

New Nuncio for PNG-SI

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The new Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Kurian Matthew Vayalunkal, was warmly welcomed by representatives from the Church in PNG.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 10:34

Bringing Good News!

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Faith and culture join hands in festive Bible procession in the Hedmari Pastoral Area, Hela Province.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 10:34

New Priest for Pangia

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At a recent celebration, Fr Joseph Mathew, OFM Cap., was installed as parish priest (pastor) of Saint Felix of Cantalice Parish in Pangia, S.H.P.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 06:53

Assumption in Pangia

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Nearly two-thousand women gathered at Saint Felix of Cantalice Parish in Pangia, S.H.P. to celebrate the Solemnity of the Assmption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Saturday, 13 August 2016 00:32

Twice Blessed

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The arrival of a new missionary is one of the greatest blessings that can be hoped for in a missionary diocese, but just recently TWO new missionaries arrived to serve in the Diocese of Mendi.

Thursday, 04 August 2016 03:17

Church Builds School at Timugu

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The Catholic Diocese of Mendi recently provided the funds (and some of the labour) to build an elementary classroom building at Timugu (Hungi), Hela Province.

Monday, 01 August 2016 07:39

Pilgrim Bible Comes to Lake Kutubu

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One of three "Pilgrim" Bibles was recently received by the parishioners of Holy Family Parish, Lake Kutubu..

Sunday, 01 May 2016 06:32

Another Christ

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Deacon Alen Muguya became Father Alen Muguya in an ancient ceremony celebrated at Saint George Parish, Koroba, Hela Province of Papua New Guinea.  

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 04:44

Oil of Gladness

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The Chrism Mass was celebrated recently in the Mother of the Divine Shepherd Cathedral in Mendi.  

Sunday, 20 March 2016 10:56

Palm Sunday in Mendi

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Christians throughout the world enter into Holy Week today marked by the celebration of Palm Sunday.  

Thursday, 10 March 2016 09:51

History Made in Mendi

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History was made in Mendi today.  For the first time since the establishment of the diocese fifty years ago, a chapel in a residence for local diocesan priests was blessed.

Thursday, 10 March 2016 09:30

Priest Senate Meets

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All priests serving in pastoral ministry in the Southern Highlands and Hela Province gathered in Mendi for the Priest Senate Meeting.

Sunday, 06 March 2016 03:57

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Catholics in Mendi responded enthusiastically to Pope Francis' call to give 24 Hours to the Lord.  

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