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New Archbishop announced

The Archbishops have announced who is to become the next Bishop of Polynesia. He's an ethnic Fijian man who has demonstrated his courage – and his readiness to serve Polynesians of every ethnic background.
• From classroom to church: achieving his childhood dream
• Vigils - and Vigilantes
• Fiji Sun story
• Fiji Times story
• RNZ Pacific announcement

Field of 10 for Polynesian election

The Diocese of Polynesia has confirmed a list of 10 candidates who have offered themselves for discernment as the next Bishop of Polynesia – and therefore as Archbishop and Primate of this church.

Last stop in Levuka

Archbishop Winston Halapua is en route to Cambridge – where he will begin a new season of ministry and reflection at Westcott College, a CofE theological seminary.

Isa Lei, Archbishop Winston...

On Sunday, Archbishop Winston Halapua was farewelled from Suva's Holy Trinity Cathedral - thus beginning a series of leave takings from each of the Diocese's seven units or archdeaconries.
• Archbishop honoured at his last sermon
• ++Winston praises Bainimarama climate strategy
• Polynesia's Anglican primate farewelled

Grappling with an "existential threat"

The Oceania fono members have today released a communique from their recent gathering in Suva. And they've identified climate change as the first of their common concerns.
• The communique, in full
• The ABC talks climate change with the ABC

Jesus makes churches not NGOs

If Christians lose sight of the simplicity of the Gospel, the Archbishop of Canterbury said in Suva on Sunday, "we become simply an NGO with big buildings."
• The ABC's Suva sermon
• Oceania fono emphasises love & care for creation
• Archbishop Justin Welby deeply grateful for Fiji's hospitality

"Welcome to our reality"

The Oceania Fono wrapped up its deliberations on climate change this afternoon in a way that transcended the science, and impacted the heart...
• Anglican leader eager to listen and to learn
• Minister talks climate dangers with Anglican leaders

"It is the greatest challenge we face"

The Archbishop of Canterbury was formally welcomed to Fiji today - and he took the opportunity to speak out on the urgency of climate action.
• Oceania Primates first to receive pre-Lambeth briefings.
• Traditional welcome for archbishop
• Welcome ceremony delights Church of England leader

ABC in Suva next week

This year's Oceania fono – the annual gathering of this region's Primates – begins in Suva on Friday, March 1. And Fiji is preparing to host a distinguished guest at that event.
• Oceania church leaders to discuss social issues
• Climate change will be high on Archbishop of Canterbury's agenda


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