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Church gathering dispersed

Serafina Silaitoga
Monday, December 17, 2012

POLICE yesterday ordered the disperse of about 500 members of the Catholic Church that gathered at Savarekareka Catholic Parish to mark the week- long procession of the Eucharist.

Deputy Divisional Police Commander north acting Senior Superintendent Fulori Rainibogi said a team of officers from the Savusavu Police Station visited the group.

"We had to tell them to leave the parish because a tropical cyclone is approaching Vanua Levu and they need to be safe," acting SSP Rainabogi said.

"So the members who live near or around Savusavu have been told to return home while those who came in from as far as Bua and upper Cakaudrove area will use Saint Bedes Secondary School to stay in.

"We need to take heed of the cyclone warning and government has been warning people to take extra care when the cyclone hits and that is why we visited the members," she explained.

The members of the church have been on the road for a week carrying the Eucharist from as far as Solevu in Bua, Nabala in Macuata and Napuka in Cakaudrove.

They met at Savarekareka parish on Saturday for a mass celebration to mark the end of the weeklong procession.


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