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War of words in Samoa's parliament over taxing the clergy.

Student minister Francisco Lefale leading the morning lotu at Utualii EFKS. Source: SBS, Samoan/Ioane Tiperio Lafoa'i.

Former speaker of Samoa's parliament La'auli Polata'ivao Schmidt urged parliament to hold off enforcing the new law taxing church ministers in the country.

Former speaker of Samoa's parliament La'auli Polata'ivao Schmidt has told parliament the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa has issued a directive boycotting the new tax on its clergy until a final decision is made in May at the Annual General Meeting at Malua. After (yet again) quoting the Bible and the matter of rendering unto Caesar, the prime minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi told La'auli the decision has already been made by the parliament and that matters pertaining to his church should be dealt with outside the parliament.

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