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Celebrating Faith in our Communities

PM O'Neill's Christmas Message: 

It is at this time of year we come together as a Nation.

In our communities, our Churches and in our family homes, we celebrate the birth of our Saviour.

This birth in a manger in Bethlehem, more than 2,000 years ago, was the start of a new era for humankind.

Through our Christian faith we celebrate goodwill, and we share a belief in doing the right thing.

Around our country, Churches and Government are working together.

We are delivering better education for our children, we are providing better healthcare services to help our people to recover from sickness and injury.

Our Churches are the cornerstone of our communities, and we will continue to strengthen our partnership.

Christmas is also a time to reflect on our own lives, on our families and our friends.

It is a time for us all to look at the contribution that we make to the people around us.

We live in an amazing country.

Papua New Guinea has more potential than almost anywhere else in the world.

We are blessed with diverse cultures, and we are rich in resources.

But to reach our best, we have to believe in ourselves, and we have to believe in all that we can achieve.

As we celebrate this festive season, I ask you to please also spare a thought for people who might be spending Christmas alone.

Invite them into your home to share the spirit with you.

May you, and your family, have a joyous and safe Christmas.

There are often a lot of accidents in the Christmas period, so we ask everyone to be careful.

Look after each other, and set an example for those around you.

From my family, and from our Government, may we wish a Merry Christmas to everyone in Papua New Guinea.
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