Townsville - Port Moresby
In 2012 Bishop Michael Putney on behalf of the Diocese of Townsville signed an agreement with Archbishop John Ribat from the Archdiocese of Port Moresby to enter into a "Sister Diocese Relationship".
This agreement grew out of the friendship between the two bishops and the fact that the cities of Townsville and Port Moresby entered into a “sister city” relationship in 1983.
The agreement established a forum for exchange and sharing of ideas and strategies and initiated pastoral proposals both on parish and diocesan levels in the areas of social and health services, support for family life and youth, education services, information technology and an exchange of faith sharing experiences in the Townsville and Port Moresby dioceses.
Please remember our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Port Moresby.