The social action arm of the Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea recently launched its new logo and “vision and mission statement” during a ceremony in Port Moresby.
“The past couple of years was a time of reflection and learning following the few challenges of the past,” said Bishop Jozef Roszynski of Caritas Papua New Guinea.
He said that with the support of everyone, especially the members of the board of the organization, Caritas “gradually rebounded and shows promise.”
“This occasion is a testament to that,” said the bishop.
He said the decision to have a new logo started last year and the design was “outsourced” to schools in the country. The winning design is from a student of Don Bosco Technological Institute in Boroko.
“The new logo has the universal Caritas symbol of the red flaming cross and the bird of paradise at the center of the cross,” Bishop Roszynski, adding that it is “our identity as Papua New Guinean Caritas Agency.”
Present to unveil the logo and statements were Archbishop Anton Bal, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference and other other officials of the organization.
Archbishop Bal said the launch of the logo and the vision and mission statements “will give us direction and help us to focus on areas of responsibility so we can respond accordingly.”
The vision and mission of Caritas PNG read:
Vision: All those we live, work with and serve, truly experience belonging to God’s Kingdom, inspired by the Gospel, Catholic Social Teaching, and the model of Jesus’ servant leadership.
Mission: Caritas staff and volunteers will demonstrate and promote the love and life of God’s Kingdom by:
- serving and defending the poor, vulnerable and marginalised;
- promoting a commitment to compassion and justice through:
- integral human development education
- building peace
- responding to those affected by disasters
- advocating for those who have no voice