Catholics in Suva reach out to ethnic groups

Catholics from different ethnic groups gathered at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Suva last week to celebrate the church’s Agape Festival.

Archbishop Peter Loy Chong celebrated a Mass to commemorate the first anniversary of the Agape Ministry for Ethnic Outreach for the Archdiocese of Suva.

Members of the Indo-Fijian, Sri Lankan, Korean, Filipino, Tongan, Samoan, Rotuman and Gilbertese communities were part of the occasion.

Tongan national Lupe McGoon said the event was a celebration her whole family was part of.

“This is a very wonderful thing to celebrate, I am Tongan and my husband James is Part-European and this ministry has really welcomed us without any differences,” Ms McGoon said.

The Archbishop said,  “The mission of this ministry is to reach out to the many small ethnic communities, welcoming them into the Catholic family, giving them a sense of belonging and supporting them in their need,”


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