Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Peter Loy Chong’

Catholic Archbishop calls for Fijians to be servants of peace Comments 0

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Jesus’ message of peace should be used as a guide by politicians and ordinary people to avoid a repeat of Fiji’s past political violence, Catholic Archbishop Peter Loy Chong of Suva has urged in his Easter message. Easter was not only about the body of Jesus coming back to life, but also about the peace Read more

Catholics should head Catholic schools Comments 0

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Catholics should lead catholic schools, the head of the Catholic Church in Fiji says. Archbishop Peter Loy Chong of Suva wrote to the education minister about consulting Catholic schools management regarding the appointment of principals to Catholic schools after the principals of two Catholic high schools were replaced by non-Catholics. Schools are run by various religions Read more

Bishop celebrates special Diwali mass in Fiji Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Fiji is one of the many countries around the globe that celebrated a special Diwali mass to pay respects to the Hindu festival of light. In his homily at the Diwali (also called Deepawali or Deepavali) mass, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong of Suva spoke of the one God. The Catholic Church believes and teaches the Read more

Fiji elections – Exercise your political responsibility says Archbishop Peter Comments 0

Monday, October 8th, 2018
elections

A general election is taking place in Fiji on 14 November. The archbishop of Suva says he does not intend to inform Catholics who they should vote for or vote against. In a posting on the Archdiocese of Suva’s Facebook page, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong said the Church’s role is to help Catholics form their Read more

Archbishop takes to song to raise awareness of climate change Comments 0

Monday, September 10th, 2018
climate change

The Catholic Church of Fiji has launched a climate change song penned by Archbishop Peter Loy Chong. The song inspiration is taken from Pope Francis’ letter ‘Laudato Si’, Care for Our Common Home.’ The lyrics for the three verse song were written by Chong, the arrangement by the music director of the Catholic Church in Fiji, Damiano Read more

Rising sea levels threatening Viti Levu Comments 0

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
sea levels

The archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong, says parts of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, are on course to disappear because of rising sea levels. He said: “We can see it with our own eyes – the ocean levels are increasing each year, so the island [of Viti Levu] is disappearing.” The archbishop said “Pacific Read more

Include more women in leadership roles – Archbishop Chong Comments 0

Monday, March 12th, 2018
women in leadership

The Archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong, says churches and religions in Fiji need to examine their sexist and discriminatory attitude towards women. He says women must be included in decision-making and he has encouraged parishes to include more women in leadership roles, “especially in parish pastoral councils and finance committees”. Writing in the Fiji Times on Read more

Fiji Government assures Corpus Christi College of ongoing support Comments 0

Monday, November 27th, 2017
corpus christi

Fiji’s Attorney-General and Minister for Education, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, has assured the Corpus Christi College management of the Government’s continued financial support. This year, the college received a grant of close to $200,000. Sayed-Khaiyum spoke at the graduation ceremony for 31 students on Saturday. In his address, Sayed-Khaiyum expressed his appreciation for the education the Marist Read more

Fiji has what world needs to create connectedness – Archbishop Chong Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
connectedness

The archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong, says Fiji and other indigenous faith communities have what the world needs – a pathway for connectedness. In his opinion piece in the Fiji Times, he said Fiji has the language to move people to heal the crisis in creation. Chong said the myth of economic development causes widespread impoverishment, Read more

Deepawali enables people to cross boundaries of ethnicity and religion says Archbishop Comments 0

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
deepwali

The spirit of Deepawali unites families, friends and neighbours, enabling people to cross boundaries of ethnicity and religion. says the Catholic Archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong. He has sent a message of greeting to “all our Hindu brothers and sisters as you celebrate one of the most important and brightest celebrations, “Deepawali” or “festival Read more