Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Petero Mataca’

People of Fiji farewell Archbishop Mataca

Friday, July 11th, 2014

This week the people of Fiji have been bidding farewell to Archbishop Emeritus Petero Mataca. The reguregu (cultural expression of condolences) and veiqaravi (presentations) for Archbishop Petero began at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Lami on Tuesday afternoon. The Church was well prepared to host the hundreds of people, numerous delegations and dignitaries that came Read more

Funeral arrangements for Archbishop Mataca

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

The Cathedral Church in Suva is draped in purple fabric a colour used during the holiest period in the Catholic calendar – a period of fasting as well. “It is a christian colour representing mourning the other time we use this purple colour is during lent but it is a solemn not so much jovial Read more

Hindu and Ecumenical groups honour Archbishop Mataca

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

“His contributions towards strife-filled situations were always very considerate and the Sabha believes that he crossed all barriers to bring comfort to everyone” says Arya Pratinidhi Sabha Fiji media officer Kamlesh Arya. The comments were part of a message of condolence offered to the Catholic Church in Fiji on the death of he late Archbishop Emeritus Read more

Mataca stood for equal opportunity, justice and dignity for every Fijian

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Civil and church leaders in Fiji have been paying tribute to the late Emeritus Archbishop of Fiji, Petero Mataca. “He stood for equal opportunity, justice and dignity for every Fijian,” said the Prime Minster of Fiji, Voreqe Bainimarama, in his message of condolence. “Every Fijian joins me in mourning the passing of Archbishop Petero Mataca, Read more

Sa dre ko Malolo – Petero Mataca 1933 – 2014

Friday, July 4th, 2014

The Emeritus Archbishop of Suva Petero Mataca passed away at the Suva Private Hospital on Monday morning 30 June 2014  after a long illness. His successor, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong said   “We thank him for his tireless commitment and in his own words we say: Sa dre ko Malolo. It is time to say Read more

Peter Loy Chong to be ordained Fiji Archbishop in June

Friday, May 24th, 2013

The episcopal ordination of the Archbishop Elect Father Peter Loy Chong will take place on 8 June. He will become the 6th Roman Catholic Bishop of Fiji Loy Chong is currently in the US for his graduation where he will receive his Doctor in Theology at the St Clare University. An American priest, Father Robert Read more

Mataca calls for recognition of parents as first educators

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The Archbishop of Suva, Petero Mataca, has called for a recognition of parents as first educators of their children in his submission to his country’s Constitutional Committee The submission has recommended a provision for a proposed draft Education Decree to be harmonised to recognise the international value of a parent’s right to choose an education Read more

Six Deacons ordained in Suva

Friday, April 27th, 2012

The Archbishop of Suva, Petero Mataca, has ordained six deacons – four Fijian and two Solomon Islanders. The ordinations took place in Sacred Heart Cathedral in Suva on Sunday 22 April. The six men are studying to become priests. The Fijians are training for the Diocesan priesthood while the Solomon Islanders are to be priests Read more