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PM: Rejoice in the message

Nanise Loanakadavu
Saturday, March 30, 2013

IRRESPECTIVE of your personal religious beliefs, people can all rejoice in the central message common to all religions of love, tolerance and compassion.

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama made the comments in his Easter message to the nation yesterday.

"Easter is the most solemn festival on the Christian calendar — the pain of Christ's crucifixion closely followed by the triumph of his resurrection," he said.

"Good Friday is a time of intense reflection on the part of Christians everywhere as they recall God's sacrifice in having sent his son, Jesus, to redeem us through his suffering and 'take away the sins of the world'." He said on the third day — Easter Sunday — sorrow would be replaced by joy as Jesus rises from the dead and fulfils God's promise of eternal life.

He said other religions in Fiji joined their Christian brothers and sisters in commemorating the festival, just as Christians joined their Hindu and Muslim neighbours in commemorating their religious festival.





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