|Papua New Guinea||CATHOLIC BISHOP CALLS FOR PM TO RESIGN||
Brian Barnes of Port Moresby last Thursday called for the
country's prime minister to resign or face the possibility
of a popular uprising.
The bishop told The Post-Courier newspaper that the South Pacific island nation is in trouble because Prime Minister Bill Skate's government is preoccupied with political problems. Bishop Barnes said Skate's government has problems with poor economic management, political corruption, high inflation, unethical and immoral behavior by leaders, and rising unemployment, among other problems.
"The Church cannot be silenced when the people are suffering. I feel there is a need for a change of government," the bishop said. "The people of PNG are actually passive when it comes to what's going on in the country. They are suffering but they will not take it forever. Something will trigger and it will be a sad day for PNG. There will be loss of blood."
|6/04/99 10:23:50 / Catholic World News|