Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Fiji’

Fiji Catholics mark end of Year of Mercy Comments 0

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
year of mercy

About 5000 Catholics gathered in Labasa Town, northern Fiji, on Sunday to close the season of the Year of Mercy. At the closing mass held at Holy Family Primary School  parishioners were reminded about the importance of looking out for those in need in their communities. Parishioners traveled from seven parishes in the North, including Read more

People of Fiji farewell Archbishop Mataca Comments 0

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

Sa dre ko Malolo – Petero Mataca 1933 – 2014 Comments 0

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

Archbishop Chong says priesthood and party politics do not mix Comments 0

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Catholic priests are not allowed to get involved in party politics, which means they cannot support a party, stand for a party or promote or tell the congregation about which particular party they should support. According to Archbishop Peter Chong, the head of the Catholic Church in Fiji, this is a non-negotiable principle and forms Read more

Peter Loy Chong to be ordained Fiji Archbishop in June Comments 0

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

Fiji priest faces rape allegations Comments 0

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

A priest in Fiji who has been accused of rape and multiple allegations of sex related crimes has been placed in police custody for his own safety. Kolikoli was charged with one count of rape and three counts of indecent assault following a complaint lodged by a 21-year-old on Feb. 24 Police prosecutors say further Read more

Pope appoints new Archbishop of Suva, Fiji Comments 3

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Pope Benedict has appointed Peter Loy Chong as the new Archbishop of Suva, Fiji, (population 1,297,683, Catholics 101,050, priests 81, religious 162). Fr Chong was born on January 30, 1961, at Korovou, Tailevu. He comes from a family of seven, three boys and four girls. He undertook his priestly formation at Pacific Regional Seminary.  Ordained in 1992 Read more

Fiji and three other Pacific dioceses still awaiting a new Bishop Comments 0

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Fiji and three other dioceses within the Pacific Region are still awaiting a new bishop. The Diocese of Chalan Kanoa in the Northern Marianas has entered its third year without a new bishop. Rev. Fr. Ryan P. Jimenez, apostolic administrator for the diocese, said the CNMI will have a prelate “not in our time but in God’s Read more

Catholic Church in Fiji supports principle of secular state Comments 0

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The Catholic Church in Fiji on Monday expressed its support to the government’s non-negotiable principle of secular state, stressing that everyone in the island nation should have the freedom of choice with their religion. Vicar General, Fr Beni Kaloudau,  said the Catholic Church in Fiji welcomes the principle of equal rights to worship. Kaloudau said that Read more

Fiji Ministry of Health and Catholic Church combine for human sexuality seminars Comments 0

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

The Catholic Church in Fiji is has joined with the Ministry of Health for a series of faith-based seminars on human sexuality. A release from the church said the Ministry of Health was partnering with them to combat the increasing numbers of teenage pregnancies and related issues. The event is aimed at both Catholic and Read more