Bishop of Wallis and Futuna unwell

Ghislain de Rasilly, the Bishop of Wallis and Futuna was taken to Noumea in New Caledonia on 27 September after suffering from a heart problem.

Attempts to remedy the problem in Noumea were unsuccessful.

Bishop Ghislain was then flown to Sydney where he is to have  further treatment.

Bishop Ghislain was ordained Bishop of Wallis and Futuna in 2005.

He was ordained a priest in 1971 at Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France, and came to New Caledonia in 1973.

He worked in New Caledonia until 2003 when he moved to Suva in Fiji after being appointed vicar provincial of the Oceania province of the Society of Mary.

The Diocese of Wallis and Futuna is located in the Pacific Islands.


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