No to experimental seabed mining plans for Pacific, says PNG’s Cardinal Ribat

Meredith Kuusa |TVWan News | Pacific Media Centre News Desk | 31 May 2017

Papua New Guinea’s Catholic Church leader has given a resounding “no” to deep sea mining after returning from his visit to Germany.

The Archbishop of Port Moresby Archdiocese, Cardinal John Ribat, was highly critical of the proposed plans of the Canadian mining company Nautilus for the Pacific.

He spoke to a global conference as a representative for Oceania on the effects of climate change in the Pacific.

Cardinal Ribat was encouraged with the support he received when visiting the office of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

He said the Catholic Church was against deep sea mining because it would cause destruction to the surrounding environment.

He condemned the “shocking” robot machinery planned for the mining.

He said it would also not contribute to coping with climate change.

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One response to “No to experimental seabed mining plans for Pacific, says PNG’s Cardinal Ribat

  1. Pingback: Governor Juffa against experimental seabed mining | Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

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