Call for Fiji body to monitor religious groups

Suva, Fiji - Fiji's mainstream churches are calling for a watchdog to be set up to monitor the formation of any new religious sects in the country.

It follows the ban on controversial South Korean evangelist, Reverend Dr Sun Myung Moon, last week and the recent registration of a cult in Wainibuka District.

Fiji live reports the Fiji Council of Churches, which has the Methodist Church, Catholics, Anglicans and six other Christian denominations as its members, wants the independent body to be set up by government soon.

The council's general secretary, Reverend Ledua Kacimaiwai, says someone should be responsible from government for monitoring the activities of religious groups.