By Fabian Hakalits – EM TV News, Port Moresby
Port Moresby Catholic Archdiocese Archbishop, John Ribat, has called on all citizens of Papua New Guinea to rise up and ‘say no’ to all forms of violence
Archbishop John Ribat was concerned because of the increasing violence and disunity among many families and communities
He said that violence has crippled many families and homes, contributing to disunity in society.
And in Papua New Guinea, this has become an issue that needs to be addressed.
“The Government and Churches must take lead to ensure peace is maintained at all levels.
“We have to put our hands together and eliminate violence,” he said.
While the Church is making an effort to address this, it has become a challenge for the Government.
This is to ensure violence is captured in their agendas, and addressed at the highest levels of discussion.
“It’s now on our hands to ensure we run more awareness.”
Archbishop John Ribat says individuals and stakeholders must take a collective approach to address this issue and work together to promote a peaceful and united Papua New Guinea.