Vanimo hosts charismatic rally


Catholic faithfuls in Vanimo gathered last Saturday to mark the last mass to end the week-long charismatic renewal rally.
The last mass was attended by different Catholic parish priests and nuns as well West Sepik Governor Tony Wouwou who was the guest of honour.
The event began with a march around the town area with the statue of the Virgin Mother of Jesus Mary as a symbol of their faith.
West Sepik predominantly Catholic with the exception of a few new churches introduced recently.
Hence, the week-long rally at the town’s main oval was packed with over a 100 people from all over the province.
During one of his sermons preacher Emmanuel Morop from Wewak dioceses, East Sepik, stated that too often, the Catholics were misunderstood in their style of worship.
He said Catholics do not worship the Virgin Mary but rather acknowledge her as a divinity, adding that the rally is a pathway that may be taken as a reminder that despite the set backs and the “sticks and stones” thrown at the church and its followers, they will continue to worship God.
Morop added that there were many other religions who go against Catholic faith however, this must not move them.
Event coordinator Francis Petos acknowledged the rally committees as well the officials in making the event possible.
He also thanked Wouwou for allocating funding for the event.
Petos said the event would not have been possible without the assistance from office of the governor, adding that this also illustrated the governor’s faith and his never ending support to religious activities.

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