PM’s Easter message of shared faith

The youth of Holy Trinity Anglican Church after their reanactment of the 12 stations of the cross during Good Friday yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

THE celebration of Easter is the Fijian way to appreciate and openly share in the celebration of all faiths, says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

He said as Fijians, we were bonded by a national identity and common love that guided the nation’s progress and also led the country to new-found heights of achievement.

“Fijians, today, join other Christians around the world to celebrate Easter Saturday. So we mark these days as public holidays out of respect for the Christian faith, and so that we may all welcome the wonderful messages of devotion, redemption, love and peace that Easter holds for Christians, every Fijian, and every person on earth,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“In the Christian faith, Easter Sunday is the turning point, an event that freed mankind from sin, created new life and new purpose, and returned the world to goodness and truth.

“That is a message that holds special significance for us all, as we have embarked on a new path of our own in a new Fiji; a Fiji united through our love for one another, a prosperous Fiji, and a Fiji filled with tremendous, unbridled optimism for our future.”

The PM called on all Fijians to take heed of the weather warnings as heavy rain was expected over the long weekend.