Catholic Church in PNG and SI express sadness on mass shootings
The CBC president, Bp Rochus Tatamai has issued a statement to the Catholic Church in New Zealand following the mass shootings on Friday, 15thMarch in the city of Christchurch.
In the statement, he expressed great sadness on behalf of the Catholic Church in PNG and Solomon Islands.
He said that it was heartbreaking that people are attacked based on traditions, culture and religion; and especially as this happens at a time when the countries of the Pacific are called to greater openness, understanding and cooperation to face the global migration crisis.
According to Bp Rochus, there are plans underway for a day of prayer for Peace and Dialogue across Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands during this Lenten season.
May the Father of all give Peace to those who have lost their lives and console the families and the communities so deeply grieving.