Suva’s Archbishop condemns tourists’ ‘beach weddings’

Suva’s Archbishop Peter Chong has condemned the practice of tourists celebrating their weddings in Fiji on beaches boats and in hotels.

He says weddings should be celebrated in a sacred space like  of a church or a chapel.

Chong said that the problem was not caused by local people, but by tourists.

“For our local people, we don’t have to tell them this, they know where to get married.”

“All Fijian people want marriages to take place in a sacred place — that’s something that is natural.”

Chong said Catholic priests should encourage those wishing to wed to be blessed inside a church.

At present Tourism Fiji is offering a chance to a dream destination wedding in Fiji.

As part of the upcoming Fijian Tourism Expo, and in partnership with the Fijian wedding industry, one lucky couple will win a FJD$26,000 dream wedding and honeymoon.

The “Pin Your Perfect Wedding” competition on Facebook and Pintrest invites couples to create a Pintrest board of their perfect wedding.

The prize includes return flights for four from any Fiji Airways destination to Fiji and a wedding ceremony on the pristine beach or historical chapel at the Sheraton Resort Denarau.


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