World Day of Prayer slated Friday

Press Release

Everyone is invited to learn more about Papua New Guinea, and its unique culture and heritage, this Friday (March 6) at the World Day of Prayer service at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church here.
The women of Papua New Guinea invite everyone to come with them to the “land of the unexpected,” to join with them in the World Day of Prayer.
The independent state of Papua New Guinea consists of more than 600 islands. The second-largest country in the South Pacific, one of its most spectacular features is its variety of peoples and languages.
Papua New Guinea has one of the most diverse indigenous populations in the world, with more than 800 languages spoken between several thousand separate communities.
From rugged mountains to sandy shorelines, coral reefs to active volcanoes, Papua New Guinea is the land of the unexpected—a land of astonishing natural diversity.
As we pray with the women of Papua New Guinea, we will learn about the country’s intricate cultures and social challenges, including concerns about growing domestic violence, the spread of HIV/AIDS, and difficult land and resource issues.
On the World Day of Prayer, all people of faith are welcome to worship together, to join the women of Papua New Guinea.