The Fijian Catholic Archbishop says it will be a long time before same-sex marriage is accepted in the Pacific.
Peter Loy Chong is one of several Pacific bishops who will represent the region at the Fourteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome next month.
It will look at the role of the family in the church and the world.
On the subject of same sex marriage, Archbishop Loy Chong says it will be a long time before Pacific societies are ready to embrace the concept.
"With regards to same-sex marriage over it is still, culturally not yet even accepting that. The culture and religion is strong here. It is going to, it will happen but I do not think it is going to happen in a very fast pace in the way it is taking place overseas."