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Catholics converge

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Friday, July 11, 2014

MORE than 30,000 Catholics have been in Suva since Tuesday to pay their final respects to the late Archbishop Emeritus Petero Mataca.

The body of the late archbishop lay in state at the Sacred Heart Cathedral since yesterday afternoon after being escorted from the Suva Private Hospital where it had been since his passing two weeks ago.

The funeral procession was led by the St Thomas High School band followed by the hearse and the St Michael's Security Council, made up of Catholics who are members of our disciplined forces.

Catholic Church communications officer Leca Vunibobo said Catholic schools around the Suva area as well as some students of St John's College Cawaci acted as guard of honour along the streets which the hearse followed right to the Sacred Heart Cathedral.





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