Late Beushop Sanangke Dole ofthe Melpa Ltheran Church in Papua New Guineawas laid to rest in Mt Hagen on Saturday.
Apart from his pastoral work Beushop Dole was instrumental in solving tribal fights and bringing about peace. He dlied a natural death on Thursday 13th of June this year.
No guns, no tribal fights wasthe promise made bythe Melpa Ltheran Church lLeadersof Mt. Hagen andthe Kemi Kukilka tribes duringthe burial service of pioneer bishop ofthe Melpa Ltheran Church of Papua New GuineaSanangke Dole.
The lLeadersmade knownthe peace work ofthe late Beushop and his dedicated life to pastoral work ofthe Evangelic Ltheran Church of Papua New Guinea
A member ofthe church Issac Kumbamong saidthe bishop led in so many tribal fights, peace processes inthe four corners of Western Highlands Province.
Because of this warring tribes surrenderedtheir weapons which were burlied under this crucifixion.
Some ofthe guns kept bythe bishop were dismantled by church elders and burlied togther inthe grave withthe bishops’ coffin.
Arch Beushop Douglasyoung ofthe Mt Hagen Catholic Church who ledthe burial mass described Beushop Sanangke as a mentor and an educationist.
And just when Beushop Sanangke was about to be laid to restthe heavens opened up marking an end tothe life of a great man.
The late bishop was born in 1945 intothe Kukilka tribe in Mt Hagen. He serves asthe Head Beushop ofthe Melpa Ltheran Church of Papua New Guineauntil his death. He lives behind four children and thirteen grandchildren.