President Faure receives outgoing Archbishop of the Anglican Indian Ocean Province
Sat, 16 September 2017
President Faure receives outgoing Archbishop of the Anglican Indian Ocean Province President Danny Faure received the outgoing Archbishop of the Anglican Indian Ocean Province, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Mauritius, Bishop Ian Ernest, at State House yesterday afternoon.
President Faure thanked Bishop Ernest for the good work being done and spiritual efforts of the church in the community and region. Bishop Ernest was accompanied on his courtesy visit to State House by the newly elected Archbishop of the Anglican Indian Ocean Province, Archbishop James Wong, of the Seychelles Anglican Diocese.
During discussions with the President, Bishop Ernest commended the President for the excellent relations that exist between the Anglican Church in Seychelles and the State. Some of the topics discussed included the increased emphasis on the family unit and inculcation of values to uplift the importance of family in society. Other common challenges affecting both island nations such as drug use and trafficking were also discussed, and the role the church, NGOs, and the State can play to join forces and address the drug scourge regionally.