Blessed Peter To Rot

ArchDiocese of Rabaul

(Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea)

  • Ordination to the Priesthood - + Francesco Panfilo SDB
    Ordination to the Priesthood - + Francesco Panfilo SDB
  • The interior of Sacred Heart Cathedral Vunapope
    The interior of Sacred Heart Cathedral Vunapope
  • The Holy Family inside Sacred Heart Cathedral- Vunapope Rabaul
    The Holy Family inside Sacred Heart Cathedral- Vunapope Rabaul
  • Procession to the cemetry for a burial ceremony of an MSC brother.
    Procession to the cemetry for a burial ceremony of an MSC brother.
  • Logo for our newly established Catholic Secondary Teachers College
    Logo for our newly established Catholic Secondary Teachers College
  • Year of Consecrated Life. Wake up the world, a call by our Holy Father.
    Year of Consecrated Life. Wake up the world, a call by our Holy Father.
  • The scene of the Nativity- in the Sacred Heart Cathedral- Vunapope.
    The scene of the Nativity- in the Sacred Heart Cathedral- Vunapope.
  • Entrance Procession for Mass in the Cathedral.
    Entrance Procession for Mass in the Cathedral.
  • Sr. Daisy Anne Lisania MSC in the radio station of the Archdiocese
    Sr. Daisy Anne Lisania MSC in the radio station of the Archdiocese
Ordination to the Priesthood - + Francesco Panfilo SDB
Ordination to the Priesthood - + Francesco Panfilo SDB













Bishop receives highest award

 By CHARLES MOI
PAPUA New Guinea is rich in natural resources but its best resource is people, Catholic Archbishop of Rabaul Francesco Panfilo says.

Panfilo and former East New Britain regional MP Damien Kereku were the only two people who received the highest award of Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu in this year’s Independence honours’ list.
Panfilo was present at the investiture ceremony at Government House in Port Moresby last Thursday. Kereku did not attend.
“PNG is a developing country but there are so many opportunities,” Panfilo told The National.
“We are also to take care of the country itself. There is the human resource, which is the best resource of PNG, particularly the children and the youth.”
“But then, there is the resource that we have the natural resources and the earth that has to be taken care of too.”
“To the future generation, first of all to the children, be obedient to your parents. To the youth, be young and remain young because unfortunately at times we find some young people that seem to be old and tired. Instead, be young and be always young.”
Panfilo said he was humbled to have received the highest award which confers him the title of “Chief”.
He said the award came as a surprise to him when he was informed about it by secretary-general of the Bishops Conference.
“I have been in Papua New Guinea for almost 20 years now,” he said.
“I have been in Don Bosco DBTI (Don Bosco Technical Institute) at the beginning of DBTI. Then I became Bishop of Alotau for nine years and now six years that I am in Rabaul, I have tried to do the best I can and will continue to do that.”
Panfilo was recognised for his services to the community and the Catholic Church as a Salesian missionary priest.
He was also recognised for his long service in the care, vocational and technical training of young people, and his distinguished leadership role as Archbishop of Rabaul.
Panfilo, 73, and from Vilminore de Scalve in Italy, was ordained a Catholic priest on April 27, 1974.
He was appointed Bishop of Alotau-Sideia in PNG on June 25, 2001.
On March 18, 2010, he was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Rabaul and one year later became the Archbishop of Rabaul.
He has served as a priest for 42 years, 15 of those as a bishop.



Our Vision 

"That we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ" (1Jn 3:23a)

The Vision has its foundation in the bible. It expresses,"Sensitivity"of the Past, "Awareness of the Present", and "Expectations of the Future". Not what we like but what God likes; not what we want to do, but what God wants us to do. The work God wants is this; that you believe in the One whom God has sent. (Jn 6:29). To believe in Jesus Christ then is the way to arrive definitely at salvation".


Our Mission

"Go and make disciples of all nations. (Mt 28:19a)

The Mission of "God's family in the world" follows Jesus' mission. The life of God's family must reflect Jesus' life. Since we can do nothing without Him, we have to meet Jesus in His Word (Jesus as Prophet); we meet Him in the Sacraments (Jesus as Priest); we meet Him in our brothers and sisters (Jesus as Shepherd).


 

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