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Fiji Archbishop Peter Loy Chong calls for ‘a synod on the ocean’

AN Oceania synod – it should be the next step for the Church, according to Archbishop Peter Loy Chong of Suva. “The Amazon and its forests are important, but we must not forget how significant the ocean is in the web of life,” Archbishop Loy Chong said, while attending the recent Synod on the Amazon in Rome. “Marine life is ... Read More »

Archbishop Peter Loy Chong sees islanders move to higher ground, visits Brisbane to raise awareness

A LEADER of the bishops of Oceania has given Brisbane Catholics a personal account of the climate threat engulfing Pacific island nations. Oceania Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences president Archbishop Peter Loy Chong spoke of the crisis in a homily at midday Mass in St Stephen’s Cathedral last Sunday. He was a guest of the archdiocese for the launch of the ... Read More »

Fijian tragedy as mother dies saving nine children from cyclone

Family in mourning

AS Fiji’s clean-up after Cyclone Winston continued with international support, there are painful and tragic stories of the night the storm struck, claiming 42 lives. Cyclone Winston tore through on February 19, with winds of 330km/h devastating the region. The village of Oelekuro, a remote community of 400 in the province of Tailevu, is still reeling from the extensive damage ... Read More »

Help on the way for Fiji

A STATE of disaster remains in place in Fiji after being hit by Cyclone Winston, described as the strongest storm in the southern hemisphere since record-keeping began. The death toll continues to climb with more than 40 dead this week. Last week rescue workers reached remote islands to find entire villages destroyed. The cyclone also wreaked havoc on the Tongan islands of ... Read More »

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