In the night on Sunday died as a result of a heart attack President of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is a priest of the Anglican Church Reverend Baldwin Lonsdale, 67, who ruled the country from September 2014.
About this untimely death writes 18 June, the news service of the BBC, citing the local newspaper, The Vanuatu Daily Post.
The Governor-General of Australia Peter Cosgrove expressed his condolences to the people of Vanuatu and stated that the late President demonstrated on a post of the head of state «dignity, humanity and love for people».
Recall that in March 2015, this island nation was struck by a powerful cyclone pam, which claimed the lives of dozens of people, destroyed the country’s infrastructure and left more than 75,000 residents homeless.
Lonsdale has made every effort to restore the destruction and waged a relentless struggle against corruption, which has been implicated almost half of deputies of the Parliament, including the speaker Marcellino pepite.
At the end of may this year, he signed a document recognizing Jerusalem as the United capital of the state of Israel, stating that this city has always been the Israeli capital and must remain United for the Jews and for everyone else.
The signing was initiated by the Pacific prayer Assembly, together with other Christian organizations, and to mark the Special day of prayer for Vanuatu.
This and other such documents sent for signing to the rest of the leaders of the Pacific region. In the fall of 2017 it is planned to submit them to the General Assembly of the United Nations.