THE Catholic Church in Solomon Islands, will for the first time, hold its first ever Catholic Leaders Summit, from 8-11 November 2017, at the Holy Name of Mary Seminary, Tenaru.
The Summit will bring together over 100 delegates representing the Laity (men, women and youth leaders) and the Religious from the three Catholic Dioceses in Solomon Islands of Auki, Gizo and Honiara, to discuss dialogue and reflect on issues in the Church, as it moves forward to its evangelization and mission work in the country.
The Summit will also provide an opportunity for the Catholic Leaders to discuss ways and means in helping the Government and other stakeholders, address key issues and challenges facing in the country.
Convener for the Summit, Casper Fa’asala, said that the Summit, which is the first for the Catholic Church in Solomon Islands in many years, will provide an opportunity for Catholic Leaders throughout the country to discuss, reflect and share ideas on the challenges facing the church as well as how the Church and Government could work together to address the common challenges and threats.
Issues to be discussed include the role of the Catholic Church and its pastoral mission, political economic and social changes in Solomon Islands, Good Governance issues, Education and Health issues, Youth, Women and Environment issues and challenges.
A number of prominent speakers have been invited to make presentation at the Summit.
The Apostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, His Excellency, Archbishop, Kurian Mathew Vayalunka, has been confirmed to attend as well as to deliver the Key Note Address and open the Summit, says Mr Fa’asa
The Archbishop and the Head of the Catholic Church in Solomon Islands His Grace Christopher Cardone, and other Government Representatives have also been invited to attend the Summit.