Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi (53) is the first Tongan to be made a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, and the youngest of 20 new cardinals announced by Pope Francis yesterday.
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Monday 5 January 2015
Friday 3 January 2014
Bishop Soane Lilo Foliaki SM (80), who served as the Catholic Bishop of Tonga and Niue from 1994 until 2008, died in Nuku‘alofa on Christmas Eve.
Tuesday 27 February 2007
The Head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI donated US$50,000 dollars to the Government of Tonga to assist the needy following the destruction of Tonga's November 16 riot.
Monday 4 April 2005
The 16,000 Catholics throughout Tonga began nine days of mourning on the death of Pope John Paul II in Rome on April 3, and they have invited King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV to join them for the funeral mass later this week.