Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Peter Loy Chong’

Rising sea levels threatening Viti Levu

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
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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

Monday, March 12th, 2018
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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

Monday, November 27th, 2017
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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

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

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

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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

Archbishop Peter Loy Chong … We are losing our interconnectedness

Monday, October 9th, 2017

The Archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong, has suggested that the sacred thread of connectedness in creation has been lost. He said this in a presentation Reweaving the Ecological Mat — Ecology and Development. This was part of a series of lectures organised by the Pacific Theological College’s Institute for Mission and Research, the University of the Read more

Archbishop Chong – churches must be ready to challenge injustice

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Churches must be ready to challenge village councils when leaders act unjustly says the Archbishop of Suva Peter Loy Chong. He was speaking after a Justice and Development Commission Seminar entitled “Reading the Signs of the Times in Fiji – Catholic Social Teaching and Socio-Political Issues”. “There are times when the church will tell village Read more

Suva’s Archbishop questions impact of development projects

Monday, May 1st, 2017

The Archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong, has expressed concern about the effect development projects are having on people and on the environment. In his Easter message he connected the meaning of Easter and the “destruction of peoples, the environment and the planet.” A locally-based company, Gold Rock Investment Ltd, has invested more than $16 Read more

Building bigger and better churches burdens villagers

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Archbishop Peter Loy Chong has denied accusations that churches have failed in their primary role and are burdening people with demands to build bigger and more beautiful churches. He says such accusations are not factual and needed validation. Ro Aca Mataitini, former Roko Tui Cakaudrove and now training officer with the Ministry of Itaukei Affairs, Read more

Archbishop Loy Chong visits village with healing water

Friday, November 11th, 2016

In August The Archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong visited the village of Natadradave. While there he bathed his knee, which had been operated recently, the water. In Fiji hundreds of people have been flocking to the village in Dawasamu, Tailevu to be bathed under water that is said to contain miraculous healing qualities. Visitors Read more