Archbishop performs ifoga in front of Govt.

The Archbishop of the Catholic Church and members of the Archdiocese of Apia are currently in front of the Government building performing an ifoga asking the Government for peace.

Alapati Lui Mataeliga and members of the Archdiocese of Apia arrived in front of the Government building at around 1:50pm on Wednesday hours after Parliament had met.


Moments after the Ie toga was placed over the Archbishop, Deputy Prime Minister Tuala Tevaga Ponifasio, Laauli Leuatea Schmidt Olo Fiti Vaai came down the Government steps to remove the Ie Toga.

Laauli had then invited the Archbishop and members of the Archdiocese to the Prime Ministers office to await Fiame Naomi Mataafa as she and the speaker are currently at the Head of States residence at Vailele.

He invited the Archbishop into the Government building where they continue their discussions.

By 2:05, the Archbishop, members of parliament and the Archdiocese entered the Prime Ministers office and are currently awaiting Fiame's arrival.

* This is a developing story.

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