The Catholic Church in Samoa
by Radio New Zealand International
A spokesman for Samoa’s Catholic archbishop says new religions are threatening to erode the country’s faith.
On Friday, Samoa’s head of state is due to ask for divine forgiveness of his country’s sins for the first time, in a ceremony organised by the Catholic church.
Father Penitito Mauga says he expects up to 20 thousand Christians of all denominations to attend.
He says as the beliefs of the population change, it’s time for the people to reaffirm their faith.