Posts Tagged ‘Kasiano Le’aupepe’

Fa’afafines part of the Samoan culture a misconception says NCC chairman

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Fa’afafines might have become members of the modern Samoan community but in the traditional Samoan set up, they were not part of the picture. That’s the opinion of the Chairman of the National Council of Churches (N.C.C), Deacon Kasiano Leaupepe, in the wake of calls from Samoa Faafafine Association for the community to respect their Read more

Samoa’s NCC says abandoning babies not part of culture

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

The Chairman of Samoa’s National Council of Churches, (NCC) Deacon Le’aupepe Kasiano, has challenged suggestions that abandoning babies is part of the Samoan culture. The suggestion has been made following the incident in Australia where a Samoan woman has been charged for abandoning her baby in a drain. She is the 30 year old daughter 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

Samoa’s National Council of Churches intervenes in land dispute

Friday, July 27th, 2012

The Chairman of Samoa’s National Council of Churches, Reverend Kasiano Le’aupepe, has denied claims he visited Satapuala at the request of the Prime Minister. “It was a decision by the Council to try and ensure no lives will be wasted and blood is not shed.” They visited because they wanted the people of Satapuala “to Read more

“Joking” Samoan PM says churches “joking” about Casino

Friday, July 20th, 2012

The Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Fatialofa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, well known for his light hearted comments to the media, is suggesting that the country’s National Council of Churches was acting in a similarly jocular manner when it warned of the perils of casinos and gambling in Samoa. Last week the Chairman of NCC, Reverend Read more

Churches need to address social problems in Samoa

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Churches in Samoa need to adapt so that they can tackle social problems in Samoa. The Chairman of the National Council of Churches (NCC), Reverend Kasiano Le’aupepe, says the churches must play a more active role in addressing social problems in Samoa. He says one of the biggest social problems in Samoa is the love Read more

Churches in Samoa oppose casinos

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Churches in Samoa have expressed concern about the affect the opening of casinos will have on the country. “The love of money and the casinos will only drive people further into poverty… People will start to save money to play in the casinos instead of feeding their families,” says the Chairman of Samoa’s National Council of Read more

Samoa Independence Day celebrations begin with a prayer

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

The celebration of Samoa Independence day began with a thanksgiving service, last Thursday evening. The service was held at the traditional seat of Parliament, the Malae Tiafau, Mulinu’u. Chairman of the National Council of Churches, Catholic Deacon Kasiano Le’aupepe, who led the service, called on the leaders of Samoa to take out a new leaf Read more