And it says the important thing about the 15th Pacific Games is bringing that spirit of unity among the Pacific Island countries including Australia and New Zealand.
This is the first Pacific Games where Australia and New Zealand are taking part in selected codes.
Archbishop John Ribat of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands in Port Moresby thanked the organizers for bringing a sense of unity through the Games.
He said the state of the facilities being used is also a uniting and encouraging force.
“The presence of the other Pacific Island nations here has also helped foster the burning feeling of unity,” Archbishop Ribat said.