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Cardninal Mafi in a stable condition in Auckland after medical test

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 05/04/2017

The Leader of the Catholic Church, Diocese of Tonga and Niue His Eminence Soane Patita Cardinal Mafi expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the people of Tonga and members of the church for their prayers and support for his fast recovery while in hospital in Auckland.

Last Saturday His Eminence Cardinal Mafi collapsed while at the priest’s residence in Auckland and was taken to Middlemore Hospital by an Ambulance.

His Eminence was on his way to Rome for a Vatican Committee meeting and ended up canceling his trip due to his medical condition.

Cardinal Mafi says he is recovering well with positive test results received Monday.

The leader of the Catholic Church is receiving visitors, people and priests at Middlemore hospital and he is confident that he is being empowered by the Holy Spirit during this Christian season of the LENT to be stronger physically and spiritually to fulfill his pastoral tasks.

He believes that suffering is the way of the cross and that draws him closer to his Lord.

His return to Tonga is still to be confirmed.

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