Fiji Time: 12:35 PM on Tuesday 21 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Public access
  2. Inside Fiji sevens
  3. Forgery suspect still in remand
  4. Accused on the run
  5. Fiji beats Lebanon, players ready to face Murri at home
  6. 'Get to know your breasts'
  7. TB cases expected to increase
  8. Marks scaling review
  9. Reflect and re-examine
  10. United for a good cause

Top Stories this Week

  1. False rumours warning Friday (17 Oct)
  2. Unknown Tuwai stands out in Gold Coast tournament Wednesday (15 Oct)
  3. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  4. Fiji removes all doubts Wednesday (15 Oct)
  5. Biman gets nod Saturday (18 Oct)
  6. Detailed report Friday (17 Oct)
  7. Law and order Thursday (16 Oct)
  8. THE NEW PRICES Wednesday (15 Oct)
  9. Praises for Fiji sevens team after win in Australia Thursday (16 Oct)
  10. 8-room home gutted Friday (17 Oct)