The annual conference for the biggest denomination in Samoa, the E.F.K.S. Church, officially begins today. Hundreds of church members from all over the world are gathering at the Malua Theological College compound for the annual pilgrimage where church leaders discuss future plans for the church.
The heavenly harmonious sound of the National Orchestra of Samoa and Chamber Opera Choir rung out beautifully at Taumeasina Island Resort on Friday night. The chamber ensemble concert was well attended by guests, including the Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aleto’a Sualauvī II and the Masiofo, Her Highness Faamausili Leinafo.
Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that "God made you like this" have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gay people feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church.
In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion. Pro-repeal banners declare: "Her choice: vote yes." Anti-abortion placards warn against a "license to kill."
One of the key assistants of England rugby coach Eddie Jones has left his job with the national team to take up a role at club level.
The Samoa Under-18 team stole the show during the opening of the 8th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (P.A.L.M.) at the Spa Resort Hawaiians, Iwaki, Japan.