Anglicans from across the Pacific have joined in celebration to ordain and install the Most Rev Sione Uluilakepa as Bishop of Polynesia and welcome him as an Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
Hundreds of wellwishers are gathering in Suva from across Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond to celebrate the episcopal ordination and installation of Rev Sione Uluilakepa as eighth Bishop of Polynesia and Archbishop of this Church.
Archbishop-elect Sione Uluialakepa has sent a pastoral letter to Archbishops Don Tamihere and Philip Richardson sharing the Diocese of Polynesia’s concern and care for all those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.
The Diocese of Polynesia Electoral College has elected Rev Sione Ulu’ilakepa as Bishop of Polynesia, and he will therefore become one of the three Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
The House of Sarah, a faith-based organisation closely aligned to the Diocese of Polynesia, along with UN Women in Fiji, have developed a new resource that sets out how Fiji’s faith-based groups can end violence against women and girls.
• Watch the FijiOne News report on the launch
• Wailoku activist applauds House of Sarah
The Diocese of Polynesia has confirmed a list of nine candidates who have accepted the call to discernment as the next Bishop of Polynesia – and therefore as Archbishop and Primate of this Church.
General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches, Rev James Bhagwan has spoken out in support of the interfaith movement to promote ecocide law.
Six months on from the massive volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga, Anglicans are mobilising Appeal funds to build natural disaster resilient communities across the islands of Tonga.
The Diocese of Polynesia has called for prayer as nominations for the role of Bishop of Polynesia and Archbishop of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia opened this week.