Two years after Cyclone Winston, Maniava’s rebuilt church is consecrated

Posted Jan 10, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] Almost two years since Cyclone Winston swept through Fiji, killing 44 people, the village of Maniava is celebrating its rebirth. Maniava, in the province of Ra on Fiji’s main island of Vity Levu, sits on a hillside at the mouth of a valley. On the night of Feb. 20, 2016, winds of up to 186 mph destroyed the village. Yesterday, Archbishop Winston Halapua, the bishop of Polynesia, consecrated the newly rebuilt Church of the Resurrection and blessed 14 new homes and a school dormitory. He also ordained two new deacons to serve Maniava’s 168 residents.

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