Monthly Archives: October 2012

Kaduna Catholic church hit by suicide attack

Bomb blast during mass in a catholic church in Nigeria

At least seven people have been killed and dozens injured in a suicide bombing during mass at a Catholic church in northern Nigeria, officials say.

The attack happened in Kaduna, scene of many sectarian attacks.

The blast was caused by at least one vehicle being driven towards the church loaded with explosives, witnesses said… Read more »

October 29 – 4 November


9.15 a.m.        The Archbishop presides over a Curia senior staff meeting, in his residence in Attard.


9.30 a.m.         The Archbishop presides over a meeting of the Episcopal Conference and the Council of Major Religious Superiors.

6.00 p.m         The Archbishop celebrates mass following a pilgrimage on the 175 anniversary of the statue of the Assumption, in           Qrendi… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 28th October

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 10,46-52

They reached Jericho; and as he left Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus — that is, the son of Timaeus — a blind beggar, was sitting at the side of the road. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout and cry out, ‘Son of David, Jesus, have pity on me.’ And many of them scolded him and told him to keep quiet, but he only shouted all the louder, ‘Son of David, have pity on me.’ Jesus stopped and said, ‘Call him here.’ So they called the blind man over… Read more »

Pope: ‘The Church today is alive and growing’

Conclusion of Synod of Bishops with the Pope

On the final working day of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelisation as the Father’s presented him with the list of 38 Propositions, fruit of three weeks of intense work, Pope Benedict XVI took the floor to address all those who had taken part, to telling them that their testimonies proved that the Church is alive and is growing, despite often contrary winds… Read more »

Archbishop’s message on the tenth anniversary of Lija and Iklin Football Nursery

27 ta Ottubru 2012

Aħna l-ewwel raġuni għaliex niġu fil-knisja hija biex ngħidulu grazzi lil Mulej. Grazzi talli-ħlaqt id-dinja, grazzi talli għamilt lil bniedem jixbah lilek fuq xbieha tiegħek, grazzi ta’ dan kollu għax kull  m’għandna ġej minnek. It-tieni raġuni għaliex nirringrazzjaw lil Mulej għaliex wara li ħalaq kollox, Alla l-Imbierek ma ħallihx jimxi waħdu. Kien hemm il-bniedem u qallu: issa tajtek dan kollu, issa trid tieħu ħsiebu inti, per eżempju s-siġra tagħmilha injama, dawn l-affarijiet kollha!   … Read more »

Gospel of the day – 27th October

  • Gospel of the day – 27th October

  • It was just about this time that some people arrived and told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with that of their sacrifices. At this he said to them, ‘Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than any others, that this should have happened to them? …

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Signing of Collective Agreements

Nhar il-Ġimgħa 26 ta’Ottubru 2012 sar l-iffirmar ta’ żewġ Ftehim Kollettiv għall-ħaddiema tad-djar tal-anzjani tal-Knisja ta’ Dar Saura n-Naxxar u Casa Leone f’San Ġiljan. Iffirmaw dawn il-Ftehim: Mons Victor Grech, Delegat tal-Arċisqof u direttur tal-Caritas; is-Sur Paul Portelli, Direttur għad-Djar tal-Knisja għall-Anzjani; is-Sur Richard Saliba, Human Resources Manager; is-Sur Jason Deguara f’isem il-General Workers Union u s-Sur Karmenu Vella f’isem il-Professional and Service Employees Union… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 26th October

Luke 12, 54-59

He said again to the crowds, ‘When you see a cloud looming up in the west you say at once that rain is coming, and so it does. And when the wind is from the south you say it’s going to be hot, and it is. Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the face of the earth and the sky… Read more »

Trial of Claudio Sciarpelletti will commence on 5 November


Giuseppe Dalla Torre, president of the Tribunal of Vatican City State, has issued a decree ruling that the first hearing in the trial of Claudio Sciarpelletti is to take place at 9 a.m. on 5 November. Sciarpelletti, who is accused of complicity, was sent for trial by the examining magistrate on 13 August, but his trial was separated from that of Paolo Gabriele by a ruling issued during the course of the court hearing of 29 September… Read more »