Posts Tagged ‘Stigmata’

Samoa stigmata claim – Defamation case goes Supreme Court

Monday, June 26th, 2017

The Samoa Observer Newspaper has filed a statement of defense against a $700,000 lawsuit for defamation brought against it by former EFKS Reverend Opapo Soanai Oeti and his daughter, Toaipuapuaga  (Toa) Patrick. The matter was called before the Supreme Court last week. The lawsuit for defamation concerns the publication by the Samoa Observer of a Read more

Stigmata woman’s father to take action in defamation

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Reverend Opapo Soana’i Oeti says he plans to to take action in defamation after accusation made against him and his family in a FaceBook blog. The blog was also published in the Samoa Observer. Opapo is the father of Toaipuapuaga (Toa), the woman who is said to have received stigmata. He told the online news source Read more

Samoa’s PM helped to raise $10,000 to send stigmata girl to Rome

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi helped raise $10,000 to send a young woman, who claims to the stigmata. to Rome. But Tuilaepa says there was no taxpayers’ money involved. Continue reading Related Posts:Samoa’s Catholic archbishop lashes Government, warns…Samoa launches door-to-door covid vax-driveTaxpayers’ Union objects to government grants for churchesYoung boy asks if God “loves Read more

Claims of stigmata causing division in Samoa

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

The father of the Samoan woman who it is said received the stigmata last Easter is giving up his work of 23 years as a minister of the Congregational Christian Church. Reverend Opapo Oeti Soana’i  revealed his decision on Wednesday. “I am not going to wait for my roles as a church minister to be Read more

Woman said to have stigmata returning to Samoa from Rome

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

The Samoan woman said to have the stigmata, Toaipuapuaga (Toa) Patrick, and her family will be returning to Samoa from Rome at the end of March. Toa and her family have been in Rome for six months. Photographs sent to the online news organisation Talamua from Rome show Toa in Rome greeting the Pope. However, Read more

Man in court after removing and damaging statue of Mary

Monday, February 13th, 2017

In Samoa, a man accused of taking a statue of the Blessed Virgin from a Congregation Christian Church of Samoa (E.F.K.S) Church has been charged with burglary and wilful damage Tavita Sa’u from Si’ufaga, Falelatai, did not enter a plea when he appeared before Judge Talasa Lumepa Atoa Saaga. The statue has been at the Read more

Vatican to investigate Samoan’s stigmata claim

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Samoa will soon find out if a woman claiming to be carrying the marks of Jesus Christ’s suffering is genuine. Toaipuapua Opapo Patrick, the woman claiming to have stigmata, is in Rome where the phenomenon is being examined by officials of the Church. The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, La’aulialemalietoa Polataivao Fosi accompanied Toa to Read more

Samoan who is said to have stigmata becomes a Catholic

Friday, October 7th, 2016

The Samoan woman, who many believe received the stigmata at Easter this year, has become a Catholic. Toaipuapuagā (Toa) Opapo Soana’i is the daughter of the Congregational Christian Church (CCCS) the Reverend Opapo Oeti. She and her husband Patrick Ah Chong formalised her conversion by renewing her wedding vows in the Catholic Church. Asked about Read more

Samoan stigmatic writing messages in ancient Hebrew

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Toaipuapuagā Opapo the young Samoan woman reported to be to be a stigmatic has been writing messages in ancient Hebrew and Aramaic despite not having studied these languages. A report in Talamua a local newspaper include photographs of some of the messages. Some of the messages, appear to be similar to those found in the Read more

Reports that stigmata woman has died untrue

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Reports that the woman who is said to have experienced the stigmata at Easter time has died are false. Toaipuapuaga Opapo and her father Reverend Opapo Oeti have used the mainstream media in Samoa to dispel rumors circulating on social media that she is dead. Oeti appeared at a press conference with his daughter at Read more