Fiji Catholic Church leaders meet to address sex abuse claims


July 31, 2020

The head of Fiji’s Catholic Church has met with leaders in the Archdiocese of Suva to address, what he says, are the recent allegations of sexual abuse against children by its priests.

Earlier this month, a man reportedly claimed he was molested by a priest in Fiji when he was a child.

The TV New Zealand report also claimed that the NZ Catholic Church had moved certain brothers and priests – who had sexually abused children – to the Pacific including Fiji.

This week Archbishop Peter Loy Chong reiterated that the church in Fiji is committed to dealing with allegations of sexual abuse against minors by priests and religious workers.

Archbishop Chong said the church will work closely with the arms of the law to ensure that justice is served at all levels while providing pastoral care to the victims and their families.

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