Catholic Diocese of Mendi

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"To a fellow missionary disciple" - a letter from Bishop Don

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Pastoral Letters

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CBC Publications

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Child Protection

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Sunday, 13 August 2017 07:42

A Church Born of a Dream

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

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

Pastoral Letter on the Protection, Care and Catechesis of Children

Catholic Bishops Conference of
Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands


These days, we often hear parents and grandparents complain about the behavior of children and young people;

Saturday, 08 July 2017 03:39

Tokaut June 2017

In the June 2017 issue of Tokaut Newsletter, editor-in-chief Fr Isaiah Timba reports on the latest news items in the Diocese of Mendi: some words from the bishop on the passing of beloved friend and mission driver Jerome Tapon; how some in the diocese celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions; the return of Fr Pius Hal to the diocese; the opening of Saint George Koroba Day High School and much more.

Read Tokaut June 2017

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 05:32

Bishops' Statement on the Elections

Statement of the Catholic Bishops of PNG on 

Christian Faith and Political Elections


We, the Catholic Bishops of Papua New Guinea wish to appeal to the faith of the people and their moral conscience to elect good leaders that will represent their hopes and aspirations during National Election in 2017.

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. 

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