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Welcome to Mendi in Papua New Guinea

This is our home on the Internet. Here you will find the latest news and information about the church and in particular, about the Catholic Diocese of Mendi. We hope you enjoy your visit and encourage you to check back often for updates!

Hello, I’m Bishop Stephen Reichert OFM Cap., Bishop of the Diocese of Mendi in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.  I was appointed to serve in this ministry in 1995 after working 25 years as a missionary priest in PNG. A Capuchin Franciscan from Leoville, a ...
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The most important part of our pastoral work is celebration of the mass. We have built a number of churches but there are many places in the diocese that do not have a church. Sometimes there is only a canopy to say mass under, which means that we do not need air conditioning! Building a ...
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Papua New Guinea is a country in the South Pacific that became independent in 1975. Its population is at least 5 million but records are not kept and the exact number is not known.  The people live in tribes, there are 800 known languages in Papua New Guinea, which means that there ...
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Photo Gallery of the ministry
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Women in PNG
A mother and a girls cry for justice.   Without question, rape is violence, abuse, crime, offense. Weather we like it or not, rape is against dignity, it is inhuman, and more so if it happens to a 4 year old child, an innocent child who has every right to grow up safe and un-harmed, ...
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The status of women in PNG is a complicated issue, which I am going to simplify very much in this brief treatment of the situation.  I can speak only about women in the Highlands region of PNG, where more than half of the population of the country lives.   When I arrived in PNG in 1970, ...
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