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Cardinal Francisco Coccopalmerio Visit New Establish School Nusabaruku.


His Eminence Cardinal Francisco Coccopalmerio visited the new established school at Nusabaruku yesterday 13 March in Gizo, Western province.

He was accompanied by two priests from Rome and Bishop Luciano Capelli sdb of the Diocese of Gizo.

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Cardinal Visit to Diocese of Gizo


One of the (Pope) right hand 
man, His Eminence Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio with 2 other priests, Fr. Simone and Fr. Don Flavio from Vatican Rome are visiting the Catholic Diocese of Gizo. 

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Two general superior sisters visit Nusabaruku.


Two general superior sisters (mother General Maddalena and her vicar Noemi) from the congregation of the Servants of the Visitation visited our Diocese from February 22 up to march 1. The visited Gizo, Loga, Vanga, Fishing Village and Nusabaruka.


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They are happy to come and stay in Nusabaruka, with the people to assist them in their needs. They will send Two sisters in September (one nurse and one teacher) and two more in January 2019.


They showed us an example of joy, humility and availability to be with the poor and help them like Mary as she visited Elisabeth.

The fear of the 29 Bouganvilleans around Gizo did not stop them from visiting the people. Sr. Noemi and Sr. Maddalena were very glad to visit the children and their teachers.

The Sisters told the children that they are like Mary, live like Mary and travel like Mary to visit far away communities.  They said that when they arrived here they found joy and happiness, as Mary was filled with joy when she visited Elizabeth.

Accompanying them were the three Salesian Sisters: Anna, Regina and Joana (FMA) who now run the St. Peter’s Urban training center in Gizo.
And help out at the St Peter Kindy

We have much to thank God for: as the Dominican Sisters seem to be slowing down in their presence, God is enriching our diocese with three new congregations, of of religious men (the Incarnate Word) and two of religious women (Don Bosco Sisters and Servants of the Visitation)

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Bishop unveils new Te Maneaba in Wagina, challenges parishioners 


WAGINA community in Choiseul province has been blessed with a new community hall (Te Man
baea) which was officially opened on Sunday the 14th of January.
          The Te Maneaba known as the Holy Family Maneaba was about 40 meters in length and 20 meters wide was built since 2016.
The solemn ceremony commenced with the Eucharistic Mass celebration were a church elder has the opportunity to translate bishop's homily to the community.

Bishop Cappelli cuts the ribbon assist by some of the parish priest from oversea

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Bishop Capelli’s message was focused on helping the children and in his message he challenged the community to examine the past, and more came to realize and identified some of their prioritized areas which turn to neglect the children.


The Bishop congratulated the community and the parish priest for the beautiful community hall, and asked them to use the Maneaba in planning for the betterment for the children.

After the Mass, parishioners witnessed the cutting of the ribbon (Opening of the Maneaba) by Bishop Capelli assisted by Fr. Stanis, Fr. Rueben and a Parish priest from Noro.

This was followed by meals, entertainments, and speeches.

During night program the parish priest, Fr. Stanislaus Mynt from Burma thanked the community, the families, organizations, and companies who financially supported the construction of the hall which cost them nearly half a million.

The PP Fr. Stanis also revealed to the community the many developments the Diocese has contributed to especially the Church building which more than a million dollars.

But Fr. Stanis stated that the Diocese never contributed to the Maneaba but he challenged the community to tolerate bishop two separate challenging messages; where the bishop asked to look forward to the better education for the children.

The flying bishop left afternoon on board his small seaplane, but the program continued till 5am morning next day.

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M.V. Galilee to Serve Diocese of Gizo



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A 50ft steel-hulled vessel which was purchased by our bishop in 2015 thanks to many benefactors who made it possible has arrived from New Zealand on Christmas day. Once in service in the diocese of Gizo, the GALILEE ship will operate between the Western Province and the Choiseul Province, providing transport for people and goods, serving the schools, health centers, pastoral activities and the parishes with project activities.

Ongoing assistance requires training local people with the skills to operate the vessel and maintain it, as well as management to ensure that its operating costs 
are sustainable.

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The signing of a Potion of Land.


About 12 tribe chiefs of Voruvoru area within North Choiseul have agreed and signed a document to offer a portion of their land to the Catholic Church for the development of a new center where a structure will be built and human resources involved.

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The goal of the center to be built and run will be the bringing of the community together to dream and plan for the realization of their dreams.

The young generations, in particular, will be assisted and formed for a better future through health and education programs, religious instruction, cultural encounters, recreational facilities, and opportunities.

The dreams are big, the land is small but enough to start with…. for sure more can be invested as time and dreams will also grow. It will be all depend on the ability of the community to learn from the past and sacrifice for a better future.

One of the members said, “God forgive us when all our dreams are have become true because they were too small… Voruvoru dreams are big; we wish all the goodwill they need to be one in mind and heart and to remain committed when the going will be tough”

The formal signing of the agreement followed by the groundbreaking ceremony with all speeches from chiefs was indeed a great occasion witnessed by the large crowd of people who enjoyed singing and dancing with the local pan pipers.

The night was very peaceful followed by the Solemn Confirmation liturgy with 93 candidates.

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The Catholic community of Voruvoru will be the 7th parish to enjoy a new church and facilities attached to it in the post-tsunami reconstruction program of the diocese of Gizo, badly hit by the disaster of April 2, 2007. 











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Reflection, Solobosco Youths


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Junior Zachariah
Nila Don Bosco Secondary School.

 It was all about experiences.
I found it different at home, and at the secondary school and it was different at this gathering.
Playing, sharing together, singing and praying together.
More often is observing and exercising my spiritual deeds with the Salesian family.
Finally, I realize it was not an entertainment.


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Nila Don Bosco Secondary School.

 Moreover, was by observing the Spiritual life of the Salesian family. At first, I felt that I am far from them, but their programs of activities kept my attention, focused on them and I started to feel the spirituality outcome of it while involving. 

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Marisi Tuva

Nila Don Bosco Secondary School.

It was enjoyable to spend time with other youths from other Don Bosco schools.
More youths who have different feelings with different ideas was indeed a good experience I came across.
Grouping us together was one experience that enables me to contribute, this was by discussion, sharing and simple housekeeping etc.

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Bishop Capelli sdb Welcome Back after Nine Months at Italy

The Parishioners for the Catholic Diocese of Gizo were happy to received back their bishop Bishop Luciana Capelli after returning from a medical trip in Italy.

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