Vatican rep Banach presents credentials to Sir Michael

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The National, Thursday July 25th, 2013


THE Vatican’s representative to Papua New Guinea is Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Michael Banach.

He yesterday presented his letters of credence to Governor-General Sir Michael Ogio at Government House. 

Sir Michael welcomed Banach saying: “We are indeed very grateful to receive you and look forward to enhancing and furthering the already good bilateral relations that exist between Papua New Guinea and the Vatican.” 

Ogio also thanked the church for its contributions to development and Banach said he was here to continue the fruitful contact with the nation and the church.

He took time to reaffirm the church’s stand to help contribute to development and address other social issues in the nation.

“PNG is a diverse nation with a lot of cultures and also a Christian nation,” he said.

“We hope to see the country cooperating with the church to help address development issues such as health, which is the most important concern of the church at this time in Papua New Guinea,” he said.