Archbishop Chong: new ways to teach religion to children

The Archbishop of Suva Peter Loy Chong said that in some places parishes rather than schools will have to teach religion to the young.

He said the inclusion of religious education in schools continues to raise debates in certain quarters within the education system.

Chong was speaking during his recent visit to a Napuka Secondary School.

“All churches want to bring their religious ethics and teachings into the schools and for us Catholics it is a challenge because we do not have the number,” he said.

“The challenge for the parishes like here (Napuka) is that we have to offer it in another way and that is to offer this through parish based teachings instead of having to run this in the school.

“We have to find alternative ways and the Catholic education system is going through an important transitional period.”


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