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We Are With You, Bishop Halapua Tells France

One hundred and thirty candles were lit yesterday at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Suva to commemorate the lives of 130 people who died in last week’s terror attacks in
23 Nov 2015 11:43
We Are With You, Bishop Halapua Tells France
Fijian Bulikula rugby league team with Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Women Marise Payne (fourth from left) and Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa (fifth from left) at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on October 11, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

One hundred and thirty candles were lit yesterday at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Suva to commemorate the lives of 130 people who died in last week’s terror attacks in Paris, France.
The President Jioji Konrote, Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and Archbishop of Polynesia Bishop Winston Halapua led the candle lighting during the Fiji Memorial Service for all victims of the Paris terror attacks.
Bishop Halapua said the service was very significant because France was family to Fiji.
“The world is a family and from the church’s perspective it is the Body of Christ and it is clear that when a part of the body is affected the whole body feels it,” Bishop Halapua said.
“So what is going on in France is also part of us.”
He acknowledged the Fiji Police Force and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces in spreading peace around the world especially in war- torn countries.
“So we are making a statement today that in this world that belongs to God there is no place for violence,” he said.
“We want to say to France that, ‘We are with you’ and we would say that to anyone else around the world who is affected by violence,” he said.
Former President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, dignitaries and Members of Parliament were also part of the memorial service yesterday.
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