Over many years a significant number of Brigidine Sisters served the people of Papua New Guinea, setting up schools and other educational programs in areas such as Hohola and Erima.
Now Papua New Guinea’s first cardinal is drawing the world’s attention to a hard lesson from his island homeland and numerous other small islands in the Pacific Ocean. The people of these nations are facing severe threats from rising sea levels caused by climate change.
Due to our history, Brigidine Sisters have an ongoing awareness of issues which impact on the people of Papua New Guinea. Now, through our current Congregational Common Project’s engagement with Pacific Partnerships Calling, the impact of climate change on the peoples of the Pacific nations is one of our concerns.
You are invited to read the words of Cardinal John Ribat, archbishop of Port Moresby in the following article from The Tablet: