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Published On:April 1, 2017
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Catholic Church in PNG calls for closure of Manus detention center

The Australian, PNG and Solomon Islands Catholic Bishops Conferences are calling for the immediate closure of the Manus Island Detention Centre.

The call was relayed through Cardinal Sir John Ribat, who is the President of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania.

Cardinal Sir John says, the refugees are posing many problems for the locals and themselves.
"We all stand strongly to see that this center is closed down," Cardinal Ribat said.
"The center is causing problems for the local people as well as the refugees themselves".
Cardinal Sir John was in Manus last week and visited the Centre.

The Supreme Court in Waigani ruled last year that the center is unConstitutional.  NBC News

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