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The Beginnings of the Catholic Church in Tonga – Part 1

Based on the writings of Fr Joseph Deihl SM, adapted by the editor. Italics are used where Fr Deihl is quoted directly and at length. The first Mass On the evening of the Feast of the Visitation on 1 July 1842, the first Catholic missionaries arrived in Tonga. The group on board the Sancta Maria […]