Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Alapati Mataelega’

Archbishop Alapati catches up with his old Peace Corps teacher

Monday, July 31st, 2017
Peace Corps

The archbishop of Apia Samoa, Alapati Lui Mataeliga, was one of the many of his students that Robert Fallon, former maths and science teacher at Chanel College, met up with while in Samoa to celebrate the United State Peace Corps 50 years of service in that country. Other former students he caught up with included Read more

A clear separation of church and state says Samoa’s Archbishop

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The archbishop of Apia, Alapati Lui Mataeliga, says the constitution already recognises Samoa as a Christian country and there should be a clear separation of church and state. The National Council of Churches has called for Christianity to be further entrenched in the constitution. The Archbishop said his representative on the National Council of Churches Read more

Archbishop Alapati goes to Washington

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Archbishop Alapati Lui Mata’eliga of the Archdiocese of Samoa – Apia has become the first Samoan priest to celebrate Mass at the largest Catholic Church in the United States. Last Sunday he was the celebrant and homilist of the 10:30 a.m. English Mass which is one of the National Shrine’s six Sunday services. The Basilica Read more

Tui Atua Mata’afa Tupuola Lui Iosefo R.I.P

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Tui Atua Mata’afa Tupuola Lui Iosefo was laid to rest at Mulinu’u last week. He was 84. Mata’afa is one of the royal family titles, referred to as the Tama Aiga, in Samoa. Archbishop Alapati Lui Mataeliga conducted his final service at the Amaile Catholic Church. Among relatives and friends who delivered eulogies was the Read more

Apia’s new cathedral to be dedicated this month

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for the Archdiocese of Samoa-Apia will be dedicated 31 May. Announcing the dedication ceremony on the church TV, Archbishop Alapati Lui Mataeliga thanked the church members for their continuing support in building the church. Leading the list of overseas guests is the Popes representative in the Pacific, Archbishop Martin Read more

Samoan Catholics give thanks for Pope Francis

Friday, March 15th, 2013

A mass of thanksgiving for the election of Pope Francis will be celebrated on Friday at 6pm at Shrine of the Three Hearts church at Vaoala, in Samoa. This year has been one of surprise for the Catholics of Samoa at events at the tip of the hierarchy of their church. First there was the Read more

Oka Fauola “a gift from God” – Archbishop Alapati

Friday, April 27th, 2012

The late Reverend Elder Oka Fauola was a gift from God for Samoa and as a leader he will be sorely missed by Samoa in  the opinion of Archbishop Alapati Lui Mataeliga, when he was asked about Rev Oka’s passing away. “Rev Oka was a man of God,” says the Archbishop. “He was not just Read more