Posts Tagged ‘Suva’

Marist Primary School Suva – 125 years of multi-racial education

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Marist Primary School, Suva Fiji, began celebrating its 125th anniversary last Thursday with a commemoration of children’s day. The theme for the three-day celebration is ‘125 years of multiracial education. The school’s 607 students made the most of their day off from classes, with a formal celebration in which they were addressed by former scholars Read more

Archbishop Chong – effective and relevant reponse to challenges

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

The Archbishop of Suva, Peter Chong, says the church is faced with a dual commitment and faithfulness. The church has to be faithful to the church’s scripture, tradition, and teachings while at the same time being faithful when attending to the questions, problems and needs of the community. He argues this dual commitment can be Read more

Archbishop Chong receives pallium from Pope

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

On June 29, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Suva’s new Archbishop, Peter Chong, with 35 other metropolitan bishops from all over the world, was in the Vatican to receive his pallium from Pope Francis. In the Catholic Church, ecclesiastical provinces, composed of several neighbouring dioceses, are each headed by a metropolitan, the archbishop 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

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

Catholic school boys in brawls in Suva

Friday, October 5th, 2012

This week in Suva, Fiji, there have been a number brawls involving students from the city’s boys’ secondary schools. Brawls last Friday and on Monday involved students from Suva Grammar and Marist Brothers’ High School. Three people were hospitalised and a Marist student was arrested. He appeared in the Magistrates Court on Wednesday and was charged with Read more

Six Deacons ordained in Suva

Friday, April 27th, 2012

The Archbishop of Suva, Petero Mataca, has ordained six deacons – four Fijian and two Solomon Islanders. The ordinations took place in Sacred Heart Cathedral in Suva on Sunday 22 April. The six men are studying to become priests. The Fijians are training for the Diocesan priesthood while the Solomon Islanders are to be priests Read more

Mr McCully goes to Suva

Friday, April 27th, 2012

New Zealand Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, will travel to Suva on Monday as a member of the Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact Group on Fiji. Mr McCully today thanked the Fiji administration for its agreement to the MCG visit. “This visit will enable the MCG to resume direct dialogue with Fiji after a significant interval,” Read more

Marist Champagnat Institute helping children with disabilities

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Children with disabilities now have access to vocational education at the Marist Champagnat Institute. A statement from the Australian High Commission said the Suva-based secondary school was the only one in Fiji that specialised in teaching vocational and mainstream curriculum to children with disabilities. “The Marist Champagnat Institute is different from other special education schools Read more