Churches: Be aware, exercise political responsibility

Head of the Roman Catholic Church in Fiji, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong (left) and Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma president the Rev Dr Epineri Vakadewavosa. Picture: FILE

THE Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma and the Catholic Church in Fiji have called on their members to be cautious and cast their votes only after examining and weighing the different platforms of political parties.

Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma president the Rev Dr Epineri Vakadewavosa said Christians could not be apathetic about politics.

“If we do not vote, we become complicit in any evil perpetrated by our government, for we could have done something and yet did nothing,” he said.

Head of the Roman Catholic Church in Fiji, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong said the 2018 General Election offered individuals the opportunity to exercise their political responsibility to vote wisely.

“The church’s role was to help Catholics form their consciences (mind) in accordance with God’s truth,” he said.

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