Martyrs Of New Guinea.FrMorchheuser.Church@Mingende,Simbu,PNG.NancySullivan.640

Among the many Anglican, Roman Catholic and Lutheran martyrs of New Guinea was a Fr. Morchheuser, seen in this mural at an RC church in Mingendes, Simbu, PNG. He tried to mediate an inter-tribal dispute and was killed for it in 1936. Our feast day focuses primarily on 8 Anglican missionaries and 2 Papuan martyrs who died at Japanese hands during World War II, but also remembers the faith, sacrifice and heroism of Papuan Christians of all churches. (Nancy Sullivan)

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