11-14 April — The visit of the Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Secretary of the Holy See to Papua New Guinea. The Cardinal arrived at the Jackson’s Airport in Port Moresby on 11 April at 6:30 am. Among hundreds of participants of the welcoming ceremony were the seminarians and priests of the Holy Spirit Seminary.
In the afternoon, before the meeting with the Bishops Oceania Conference, Cardinal Parolin paid an unofficial visit to the Holy Spirit Seminary. After the rector’s welcome speech, the Cardinal addressed to the seminarian about the importance of the four pillars of formation: spiritual, intellectual, human and pastoral. Then his wish was to meet personally and shake hands with each seminarian, and talk to each priest during the short coffee time.
From the left: Fr. Jacek Tendej CM – Rector of the Holy Spirit Seminary; Abp. Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal – Apostolic Nuncio in PNG & SI; Card. Pietro Parolin – Secretary of State of the Holy See; Msgr. Seamus Horgan – Official of the Secretariat of State; Fr. Nicolás Pedro Guidi – Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature.
From the left: Fr. Gregory Ruamana MSC, Fr. Ignatius Jayaraj SVD, Fr. Modest Eligi Sangia OFM Cap., Fr. Marcin Wrobel CM, Fr. Lukas Tiala SVD, Fr. Fredy Jehadin SVD, Card. Pietro Parolin, Fr. Andrew Bili Rosi, Fr. Joseph Vnuk OP, Fr. Peter Silong, Fr. Jacek Tendej CM, Msgr. Seamus Horgan.
Community of the priests and seminarians of the Catholic Theological Institute with the Secretary of State.
12 April — The opening Mass of the Federation of the Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania. The representatives of our seminarians were the altar servers for the Eucharist presided by the Cardinal Parolin.
13 April — The Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrated the Eucharist and had a meeting with seminarians, priests, and religious sisters and brother in St. Joseph’s Parish.
15 April — New nominate Bishop of Vanimo Francis Meli celebrated the Mass in our seminary church.