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Archbishop Mataca's journey home

By SITERI SAUVAKACOLO
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Update: 1:12PM THE Catholic Church in Fiji will begin the funeral procession for the late archbishop Emeritus Petero Mataca in the next hour.

A statement by the Fiji Police Force has advised that the body of the late Archbishop Mataca would be taken from Suva Private Hospital to the Sacred Heart Cathedral at 2pm.

The route followed will be from Amy St through Holland St, Selbourne St and to Pratt St which will be closed for an hour - from 2-3pm. 

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said Pratt and Murray streets would be closed to all traffic from 8am tomorrow until the funeral of the late archbishop Mataca has been completed.

His body will lie in state at the Sacred Heart Cathedral tonight before the burial tomorrow.