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Episcopal ordination live on FBC TV

By FARISHA AHMED The people of Fiji can witness the Episcopal Ordination of the Archbishop-elect, Father Peter Loy Chong, live on FBC TV and also listen to a live commentary
28 May 2013 17:32

By FARISHA AHMED

The people of Fiji can witness the Episcopal Ordination of the Archbishop-elect, Father Peter Loy Chong, live on FBC TV and also listen to a live commentary on Radio Fiji One.
This is after a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Archdiocese vicar- general, Father Beni Kaloudau, and Fiji Broadcasting Corporation in Suva yesterday.
Corporation marketing manager Morika Hunter said this was great event where the whole of Fiji will be able to witness the Episcopal Ordination for the first time on television.
“Not only on television but those who do not have television will be able to listen to the program on Radio Fiji One,” Ms Hunter said.
“This is a unique time for people to witness the ordination as some will not be able to attend the mass itself, hence FBC will be bringing it live to their homes,” she said.
Father Beni said this was a very important celebration as it may not happen again for the next 22 years.
“The new archbishop will lead for 22 years so this promises to be a very holy occasion for the people of Fiji,” Father Beni said.
The ordination of the Archbishop-elect, Father Chong will take place on June 8.
“He will become the 6th Roman Catholic bishop of Fiji,” he said.
Father Beni said Father Chong was currently in America for his graduation where he received his Doctor in Theology at the Saint Clare University and would be back in the country on Thursday.
“One of the presiding bishop at the ordination will be the man he is succeeding, Archbishop Petero Mataca, who was ordained Archbishop in 1976, and has served as bishop for 38 years,” Father Beni said.
The ordination will be held at Vodafone Arena and more than ten thousand people are expected to attend.
The event will be aired FBC TV and Radio Fiji one from 9am to 11am on June 8.

Archdiocese vicar-general Father Beni Kaloudau (middle), signs the memorandum of understanding with the director sales and marketing of Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, Morika Hunter (right), at FBC office yesterday. Photo: PAULINI RATULAILAI



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