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Fr Cleofas Waisu Harisimae SM

Born 25 April 1976 in Malaita, Solomon Islands, Diocese of Auki Professed 28 December 2000, at Marist Training Centre, Tutu, Taveuni, Fiji Ordained 10 December 2005 Died 19 October 2018 in Honiara Fr. Cleofas was the third born in a family of nine. Philip, his father has died. Noella, his mother, is here with us, […]


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 […]

Tonga’s First Cardinal Installed in St Peter’s, Rome

Soane Patita Paini Mafi became Tonga’s first Cardinal at a ceremony that took place at 11pm on Saturday 14th February New Zealand time. Vatican Insider described the scene after the ceremony: “Tonga’s first Cardinal was surrounded by the faithful and relatives who formed a chorus and were singing a traditional song at the top of […]

New Provincial & Council for SMSM 2011

Setting out and setting out again… A new Provincial and Council for the Province of the South Pacific took office on January 1, 2011. Sister Etevise Ioane, smsm, has been appointed Provincial  Superior of the Province of the South Pacific, and began her four year term on 1 January 2011.   The Province of the […]