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'Bless this referendum': Bougainville votes and prays for independence

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Celebrations as voting begins to decide whether the region will break away from Papua New Guinea In the coastal town of Buka a solemn procession of people makes its way from the Catholic church to Bel Isi park, where worshippers kneel before a makeshift cross. There is one subject that dominates the prayers in Bougainville today. “We are gathered here this morning in Bel Isi Park to ask you to bless...

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