Diocese of Polynesia

The Diocese of Polynesia, or the Tikanga Pasefika, headed by Archbishop Winston Halapua,[1] serves Anglicans in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, and the Cook Islands, within the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. The diocese's first bishop was consecrated in 1908. The diocese's cathedral is Holy Trinity Cathedral in Suva, Fiji. As the province moves towards a three-person primacy, the Bishop of Polynesia is automatically a co-presiding bishop and styled as an archbishop. The Archbishop of Polynesia is currently supported by three suffragan bishops: Bishop Apimeleki Nadoki Qiliho serves Vanua Levu and Taveuni; Bishop Gabriel Sharma serves Viti Levu West; the ministry to Polynesians in New Zealand was led by Winston Halapua prior to his election as diocesan and Archbishop, and the appointment of another suffragan for this post is expected.

References

  1. ^ New archbishop for Anglican Church, Radio New Zealand News, 12 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.



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