Church group appeals to PM for US Vice-President Pence to visit Parliament

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A church group is appealing to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation organising committee to ask US Vice-President Mike Pence to visit Parliament House when he is in Port Moresby for the leaders’ summit.
Body of Christ chairman Rev Joseph Walters said the acquisition of the 400-year-old King James Bible in the Parliament was made possible by Pence when he was governor of Indiana.
“We the church leaders would love to have Pence visit our national Parliament and see the Bible placed in the chamber,” Walters said. “Pence was very instrumental in receiving the former speaker of Parliament Theo Zurenouce and his team, including some of our pastors who went to receive the Bible.”
Walters said churches may not get an opportunity to see and thank him otherwise.
“This is the right time to thank him, his people and the government for this Bible and the missionaries to our shores,” he said.
“We know that security would be tight.
“But we ask our Prime Minster Peter O’Neill and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation organising committee to ask the vice-president to make time for this ceremony (when he is here for the leaders’ summit).”
Walters thanked the prime minister for keeping the Bible in the House as a national treasure.

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