Posts Tagged ‘Church State relations Fiji’

President of Fiji meets Pope Francis

Monday, March 27th, 2017
President of Fiji

Last Friday Pope Francis met the President of Fiji, Jioji Konousi Konrote, ┬áin a private audience at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. Konrote presented Pope Francis with a lali (Fiji wooden gong) carved from a mahogany tree that once stood outside Fiji’s state-house that was destroyed by Cyclone Winston. “The wooden lali carving was symbolic to Read more

Fiji: Methodist Church pledges full support

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Following the conclusion of the election which was preceded by a controversial letter currently causing a rift between the new administration and the Methodist Church in Fiji, the church has expressed its willingness to work with the elected government. The reaction came in the wake of a response by the Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Read more

Declaring Fiji a Christian State is ‘blasphemy’

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

To declare Fiji a Christian State is tantamount to blasphemy, according to Reverend Josateki Koroi, the former president of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma. Submissions to the Constitution Commission recommending that Fiji should be declared a Christian State have caused considerable debate. The idea would continue to be debated, Mr Koroi said, “because Read more