THE CATHOLIC CHURCH in Papua New Guinea is the latest group to call on Sir Michael Somare to resign.
Sir Michael continues to insist he is the legal leader of the country, with the backing of a ruling from the Supreme Court.
Prime minister Peter O'Neill says he is backed by a majority of MPs in parliament, the military, the police, the governor-general and the public service.
The Archbishop of Port Moresby, John Ribat, says the Catholic Bishops Conference has asked Sir Michael to stand down in his own interests and those of the country.
Source: Radio Australia