Anglican Church Bishop Wong consecrated


Bishop James Wong addressing the congregation just after being consecratedThe ceremony was attended by Vice-President Joseph Belmont, former President James Mancham, President of the Court of Appeal Francis MacGregor and their wives as well as government ministers and leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Rev Wavel Ramkalawan.

Also present were members of the diplomatic corps, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church Denis Wiehe, former Anglican Bishop French Chang-Him as well as Seychellois and regional leaders of Anglican and other churches, Mrs Doreen Wong and their children Deborah and Jeremy.

Archbishop Ernest told Bishop Wong his role will not be easy but he knows the 48-year-old Mauritian is prepared to make the “noble sacrifice”.

“I know the bishop is not afraid of expressing himself for God and he will not have a language problem as he speaks Creole,” Bishop Ernest said, expressing thanks to the government for its support for the church.

He urged the congregation to support the new bishop, live in solidarity and to pray for all our countries that are affected by economic difficulties, and also resumption of peace in Madagascar.

Before his election as bishop, Rev Wong was the archdeacon of the diocese of Mauritius and rector of St Thomas church Beau Bassin.

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