Posts Tagged ‘American Samoa’

American Samoa still undecided on gay marriage

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

American Samoa is the only U.S. territory to hold out against the recent Supreme Court ruling that legalised gay marriage. Legal observers and gay rights advocates are saying it should go into effect immediately. American Samoa Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale hasn’t been ready to take that step. “We’re still reviewing the decision to determine Read more

American Samoa passes anti human trafficking legislation

Friday, April 4th, 2014

American Samoa’s acting Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga has signed into law legislation that criminalises human trafficking and involuntary servitude.  In a letter to the Fono (legislative Assembly) leaders Lemanu said, “We found that there have been past incidents of human trafficking in American Samoa.” “Victims of human trafficking are not limited to a certain age, Read more

Harry Miller funeral Mass scheduled for Monday

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Harry Miller the legendary guitarist and music teacher will be farewelled  on Monday, July 15 (local time) in funeral services at Fatuoaiga in American Samoa. His body will arrive in the territory 9 a.m. Monday and will be taken directly to the Fatuoaiga Hall for wake services.  His Mass of Resurrection will follow later in the Read more

Fr Peter Brown appointed Bishop of Samoa Pago Pago

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

The Vatican has appointed New Zealander Father Peter Brown, as Bishop of Samoa Pago Pago. Bishop elect Brown is a member Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists – C.Ss.R). After being professed as a Redemptorist in 1979 Fr Peter’s first appointment was to their newly established mission in Samoa. In the community with him were Read more

American Samoa Catholic Youth attend World Youth Day 2011 in Spain

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Twenty-six pilgrims representing the Catholic Youth of American Samoa Diocese of Samoa Pago Pago are among the more than 2 million youth from around the world, who attended World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain, held August 16- 21 – a Catholic event focused on youth. The American Samoa Catholic Youth group, led by Director of Youth Rev. Malaki Timu, FK left the territory a week ago Thursday (Aug. 11) and arrived in Madrid Sunday morning (Aug. 14).

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