20 May 2019

Catholic Church in PNG building houses for migrants

From , 5:03 am on 20 May 2019

The Catholic Archdiocese of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea wants the rest of the country to take notice of its work to help internal migrants.

It thinks it has the answer for the thousands of people across the country living in illegal settlements.

The migrants pose problems for authorities throughout the country, moving to the big towns and squatting on land they can never buy, building substandard housing that lacks basic amenities.

For Archbishop Francesco Panfilo another prompt for him to do something was a tribal battle near his base in Kokopo which left 36 families homeless after their homes were burnt down.

He told Don Wiseman what they have done in Rabaul.

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