Photographer Jocelyn Carlin

American Samoa and Samoa

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Catholicism on Savaii

Copyright © Jocelyn Carlin 2002
Early missionaries banned 'pagan' behaviour over 170 years ago but the Catholic Church in particular is now bringing more aspects of traditional culture back into practice, like the wearing of lei for Holy Communion. Some say Samoans were Christianised. Others say the church is now Samoanised.
Other Galleries in this exhibition
Pacific Kiribati 09 | Environmental Stories from the Pacific Region | Pacific News -Tonga | Pacific News - Tonga2 | Another War Story | Tuvalu | Legacy Tuvalu - The Footprint on Funafuti | American Samoa and Samoa | Solomon Islands | Nauru/Kiribati/Fiji