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Mourning tradition

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Friday, July 18, 2014

THE village of Vuaki in Yasawa will observe the 100 nights in mourning for their late son, Archbishop Emeritus Petero Mataca.

His nephew Setefano Vueti said arrangements for the traditional mourning period would be done once they returned to Yasawa.

Mr Vueti said the late Archbishop Mataca left behind many teachings not only for his family but his village as well.

He said this was why they would ensure a traditional mourning period was observed in his memory.

Meanwhile, the Catholic Church in Fiji and Rotuma observed the four nights mourning for the late archbishop emeritus on Monday.

Communications officer Leca Vunibobo said it had yet to be confirmed, however, on whether or not a taboo would be observed by the church.


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