We are so sorry father, say members of Chimbu tribe


MEMBERS of a tribe in Chimbu have apologised to a priest for any wrongdoing they may have caused him when he was serving at the Mai Catholic Mission in Yongomugl, Chimbu.
The Guglumoboku tribe led by Camillus Gagma said sorry to Archbishop William Kurtz if they done him any wrong. Gagma said although the Mai church was built on their land, they felt that they had not been blessed in any way.
Kurtz was the founding father of the Mai mission and is currently living in SVD Missionary retirement home in Madang.
The tribe also gave K5000 to the church. Kurtz accepted their apology and advised them to guide young people on the right way to lead their lives.
“I have not experienced any big issues here but minor incidents. We will work together to move the church forward,” he said.
Kurtz thanked them for the donation which will go towards the refurbishment of the 50-year-old infrastructure at the mission station.
Bishop of Kundiawa diocese Reverend Anton Bal, retired bishop Henk Temarseen and church members witnessed the repentance ceremony on Sunday.

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