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The Beginnings of the Catholic Church in Tonga

Based on the writings of Fr Joseph Deihl SM, adapted by Fr Kevin Head SM Part 4 Fake News! Towards the end of 1851 and in early 1852, rumours circulated in Tonga about the downfall of the monarchy in France. In fact, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, later Napoleon III, had staged a coup d’├ętat on 2 December […]


Fr Lutoviko ‘Olie, aged 28, was ordained to the Priesthood on 29 June this year, at Pea, Tonga, by Cardinal Soane Patita Paini Mafi. Pea was the first village in Tonga to receive the Catholic faith, in 1842, from Fr Chevron sm, and Br Attale sm. Thus, Lutoviko’s Ordination tied in with the 175th anniversary […]