New archbishop for Samoa
The apostolic nuncio for New Zealand and nearby Pacific islands has appointed Fr Alapati Mataeliga as Archbishop of Samoa-Apia.
The Nuncio, Archbishop Patrick Coveney, named Mataeliga in succession to Cardinal Pio Taofinu'u, who reached the retirement age of 75 almost four years ago.
Fr Mataeliga, 49, is a priest of the Archdiocese.
Archdiocese of Samoa-Apia (catholic-hierarchy.org)
Archbishop Alapati Mataeliga (catholic-hierarchy.org)
Pio Cardinal Taofinu'u, S. M. (catholic-hierarchy.org)
Apostolic Nuncio: His Excellency Archbishop Patrick Coveney
20 Nov 2002