Federation of Catholic Bishops' Conferences of Oceania

FCBCO Assembly concludes meet

At the end of the Eucharistic celebration, Cardinal John Ribat msc, president of the FCBCO Assembly, then presented a beautiful copper beaten and glass framed ‘lakatoi’ to Archbishop Peter Loy Chong, Archbishop of Fiji. The CEPAC Conference will host the next FCBCO Assembly in 4 years’ time.

As he presented it, he spoke of the double hulled sailing watercraft of Papua New Guinea that was traditionally used in the Hiri trade. It was the Lakatoi that was used for voyages and it carried the men to the different sites and brought them safely back.