Posts Tagged ‘Petero Mataca’

Ecumenical service for three important Fiji church leaders

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

An ecumenical service was held at the Centenary Methodist Church in Suva last Sunday to mark the ecumenical contribution of three important church leaders who built a strong foundation of faith in Fiji. Many religious, political and community leaders paid tribute to the tremendous efforts of the late Archbishop Jabez Bryce of the Anglican Church, Read more

Loy Chong urges people to put aside differences

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

At his ordination on Saturday Archbishop Peter Loy Chong made a plea for unity and tolerance. “For on this day I will humbly serve you as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Suva, and through his (God’s) light gather people of all races. “In this ordination I urge you all to put aside racial, religious, political barriers Read more

Archbishop Mataca receives civil award

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Fiji’s highest honour, the Companion of the Order of Fiji, has been awarded to the outgoing Archbishop of the Catholic Church of Fiji, Petero Mataca. This award is given for eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree for service to Fiji and to humanity at large. President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, as the chancellor of Read more

June 8 date set for ordination of new Archbishop of Suva

Friday, February 15th, 2013

On Wednesday Archbishop-Elect Father Peter Chong told the Fiji Times they had written a letter to the Vatican last month informing the Pope of the church’s wish to set June 8 aside for his ordination. Chong says that the Pope’s resignation is unlikely to have any affect on the ordination plans “Although we still have not received any response Read more

Pope appoints new Archbishop of Suva, Fiji

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Pope Benedict has appointed Peter Loy Chong as the new Archbishop of Suva, Fiji, (population 1,297,683, Catholics 101,050, priests 81, religious 162). Fr Chong was born on January 30, 1961, at Korovou, Tailevu. He comes from a family of seven, three boys and four girls. He undertook his priestly formation at Pacific Regional Seminary.  Ordained in 1992 Read more

Fiji Church still waiting for successor to Archbishop Mataca

Friday, November 25th, 2011

The church in Fiji is still waiting for the announcement of a successor to Archbishop Mataca. Archbishop Petero Mataca will visit the Holy See  next month on his “ad limina” visit which is made every five years. Archbishop Petero said “Last March, I sent my report covering the last five years. When Rome receives that, Read more

Catholic Church 150 years in Solevu Village

Friday, July 15th, 2011

More than 2000 people gathered  last Friday at Solevu Village in Bua to be part of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Catholic Church in the area. The celebrations was attended by ex-scholars from Viti Levu and parts of Vanua Levu. Head of the Catholic Church His Grace Archbishop Petero Mataca prayed that different Read more