Tongan Prince Baptized Despite Father’s Protests




We posted last October about Prince Ata and how he wanted to be baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but had chosen to delay the baptism after having talked with the local church leadership at the protest of his father His Majesty King Tupou VI.

Well it is now being reported by a New Zealand paper that Prince Ata, has been baptized into the church.  Hon. Semisi Sika, a leading figure of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Tonga, confirmed the baptism of Prince Ata for Kaniva News, but declined to comment any further about the situation when he was asked about the relationship between the king and his son.

Hon. Sika told the paper that the situation was “absolutely surprising,” because of the repeated attempts by the King to postpone the ceremony in the hopes of changing his mind.

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