PNG Lutheran Church takes strong stance against witch killings | Pacific Beat

PNG Lutheran Church takes strong stance against witch killings

PNG Lutheran Church takes strong stance against witch killings

Updated 30 December 2014, 17:46 AEDT

Papua New Guinea's Lutheran Church says it is still gathering information about four women in a remote part of the country who are in danger because they have been accused of being witches.

The women are from the Hewa area in Enga province, a part of the country where there are no police and only a few missionaries from the New Tribes Mission are anywhere near it, plus some Lutherans.

The Catholic Bishop of Wabag says his church has no presence in the area, but he's warning that Catholics who get involved in sorcery related attacks face the risk of excommunication.

Rueben Mete, national youth director for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of PNG, says his church is also taking a very strong stand against people attacking and even killing people accused of witchcraft.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Rueben Mete, national youth director for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of PNG

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