Posts Tagged ‘Ioane Ono’

Prisoners helping to build Apia’s new cathedral

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Up to ten prisoners have been helping to build the Catholic Cathedral in Apia. The Church’s media spokesperson, Father Ioane Ono, confirmed this when contacted by the Samoa Observer. Ono said while he knew prisoners had assisted with the demolition of the old Cathedral, he was unaware they were being used to help with its Read more

Samoa’s NCC not consulted about free condoms plan

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

The National Council of Churches (NCC) has not been consulted about a plan to distribute free condoms at National University of Samoa (NUS) according to Father Ioane Ono, Chancellor of Samoa’s Catholic Church. He believes NCC wasn’t asked about the matter because those involved feared what the answer would be. News about the condoms reached him via a Read more

Catholic Church in Samoa opposes a plan to distribute free condoms

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

The Catholic Church is opposed to an initiative by the health authorities in Samoa to distribute free condoms on the campus of the National University of Samoa (NUS). In response to recently reported high rate of STDs in Samoa, the NUS School of Nursing, Samoa Family Health Association and Samoa Red Cross have joined forces Read more

Catholic opinion divided on Samoa’s casinos

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

A  spokesperson for the Church, Father Ioane Ono, was recently reported as saying the Catholic church is not too concerned about the casinos opening on Sundays. “Gambling is optional. It is a matter of a person’s choice,” he said. “There is no specific teachings of the [Catholic] church with regards to gambling,” says Father Ioane. Read more