PCC says Mataca did a lot for country and church
July 1, 2014 1:29 am
The late Archnishop Emeritus Petero Mataca has contributed immensely towards the development of the country and religion.
That’s the word from the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) as it remembers the life of the former primate of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Suva who died after a long illness in Suva yesterday.
PCC General Secretary, Reverend Francois Pihaatae, said Archbishop Mataca had lived a life dedicated to service of God, and was passionate about social justice and addressing the needs of the under-privileged
Rev Pihaatae says, that under his leadership, the Roman Catholic church made significant contributions to national development including the building of 12 secondary schools.
He adds Archbishop Mataca would be remembered for the emphasis he put on localizing positions within the local church at a time when Fiji was taking its initial steps as an independent nation.
Archbishop Mataca passed away yesterday at the Suva Private Hospital after a long illness.
He was 81.