Friday, June 07, 2013

Archbishop Peter Chong

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Our best wishes are with our Catholic friends at this time, and our prayers go out to the new Archbishop, Father Peter Loy Chong. 

Peter Chong ordained as Archbishop June 08, 2013 12:10:


Roman Catholic Bishop Father Peter Loy Chong was today ordained as Fiji’s sixth archbishop at the Vodafone Arena in Suva. In his address to the nation Father Chong said today’s event will be remembered in years to come and they should celebrate in diversity and unity as they remember today’s event. Father Chong said his ordination was about God’s calling and commission. Father Chong acknowledged his parents and family for always being a firm rock of support to him. In his message he also urged everyone to be happy and follow God’s path in everything they do. Father Chong is ready to take on his new role as archbishop and says the Catholic Church will do whatever it can to address people related issues even if it means venturing into politics. About 12 priests, 20 bishops and 52 altar boys took part during the ordination ceremony. Father Chong was ordained by three consecrating bishops which included principal consecrating Bishop emeritus Petero Mataca. Amongst invited guests were President of Fiji, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, government ministers, church leaders from religious organisations and civil society leaders. The last ordination was held 39 years ago which saw Bishop emeritus Petero Mataca being ordained as the fifth Archbishop. Father Chong is from Korovou, Tailevu and is a lecturer at the Pacific Regional Seminary. He recently graduated in his Doctor in Theology at the St Clare University.Read more at:

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