Naiserelagi Catholic Mission

About 25km southeast of Rakiraki, overlooking Viti Levu Bay, this 1917 church is famous for its mural depicting a black Christ painted by Jean Charlot in 1962.

The three panels of biblical scenes depict Christ on the cross in a masi sulu (skirt or wrapped cloth worn to below the knees) with a tanoa at his feet. Indigenous Fijians are shown offering mats and tabua (whale’s tooth), and Indo-Fijians presenting flowers and oxen. Visitors are welcome and a small donation is appreciated.

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