Fiji government gives Methodist church limited permission to meet

(ENInews)–The Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma has been granted permission by the Government to hold its annual conference, but the church expressed concerns about the strict conditions of the permit. Reverend Tuikilakila, General Secretary of the Methodist Church in Fiji, welcomed this move by the police commissioner, according to a news release from the Methodist Church in Britain, which said it welcomed these developments. If the permit is not withdrawn, as it was in previous years, it will be the church’s first conference in four years, the news release said. [395 words, ENI-12-0330]