CHARLEY PIRINGI | Solomon Star
“Sorcery is very much part of our culture, passed on from generation to generation, through our ancestors,” said Fr Henry Paroi of Henderson Catholic Dominican Society.
“We just cannot ignore it; the thing is to find ways to deal with it. It won’t happen overnight. It takes time”.
Bishop Jonnie Kupper of the Diocese of Central Melanesia said sorcery is a challenge for church leaders and the issue critically needs additional provisions in the law.
Former Solomons Governor-General Sir Nathaniel Waena described sorcery as a symptom of societal decay.
“The rise of sorcery is a wake-up call for church leaders,” Sir Nathaniel said.
The law reform team will be going to provinces for Review of Sorcery Offence consultation paper as of next year.