Monthly Archives: March 2013

Pope Francis looking forward to meet youth in Rio

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday

Here is the translation of Pope Francis’ homily for Palm Sunday which was held at St. Peter’s Square earlier Sunday.

1. Jesus enters into Jerusalem. The crowd of disciples accompanies him in celebration, cloaks are placed on the road before him, his miracles are spoken of, a shout of praise goes up: “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, the king… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 25th March

Monday in Holy Week

Jn, 12, 1-11

Six days before the Passover, Jesus went to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom he had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for him there; Martha waited on them and Lazarus was among those at table. Mary brought in a pound of very costly ointment, pure nard, and with it anointed the feet of Jesus, wiping them with her hair; the house was filled with the scent of the ointment… Read more »

25-31 March


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

6.30 p.m. The Archbishop presides over a meeting of his Delegates, at his residence in Attard.


3.30 p.m. The Archbishop participates in a ‘live’ programme on RTK Radio.

5.15 p.m. The Archbishop presides over a meeting between members of the Faculty of Theology and Major Seminary staff, at The Seminary, Tal-Virtu’… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 24th March

Palm Sunday

Luke 22, 14-23,56

When the time came he took his place at table, and the apostles with him.  And he said to them, ‘I have ardently longed to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; because, I tell you, I shall not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.’  Then, taking a cup, he gave thanks and said, ‘Take this and share it among you, because from now on, I tell you, I shall never again drink wine until the kingdom of God comes.’  Then he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’  He did the same with the cup after supper, and said, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood poured out for you.   … Read more »

Bishops lead the procession of Our Lady of Sorrows

On Friday 22nd March 2013, Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. accompanied by the Auxiliary Bishop Mgr Charles J. Scicluna led the devotional procession of Our Lady of Sorrows in Valletta.

The photos of the Archbishop’s events may be purchased from PHOTOCITY, Valletta… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 23rd March

John 11,45-56

Many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what he did, believed in him, but some of them went to the Pharisees to tell them what Jesus had done. Then the chief priests and Pharisees called a meeting. ‘Here is this man working all these signs,’ they said, ‘and what action are we taking? … Read more »

The Archbishop during the Holy Week

Fil-jiem tal-Ġimgħa Mqaddsa, l-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona O.P. se jmexxi kemm ċelebrazzjonijiet reliġjużi u devozzjonali, kif ukoll ċelebrazzjonijiet liturġiċi li se jsiru fil-Kon-Katidral ta’ San Ġwann, il-Belt Valletta.

Nhar Jum id-Duluri (22 ta’ Marzu) fis-6.00 p.m. l-Arċisqof se se jmexxi il-Pellegrinaġġ Penitenzjali tar-Randan bl-istatwa tad-Duluri, l-Belt Valletta.

Nhar l-Erbgħa (27 ta’ Marzu) fit-8.00 p.m., l-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona O.P… Read more »

Day of Youth on Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday (March 24, 2013), the Church around the world pays tribute to the faith of young people; a special dedication initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1983. Our diocese, too, is celebrating the Day of Youth.

Archbishop Paul Cremona welcomes young people to a celebration of the eucharist in Santa Marija ta’ Bubaqra Church, Żurrieq – 7:15pm… Read more »

Courtesy visit by the Prime Minister to the Archbishop

On Friday 22nd March 2013, the Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat met with Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. at the Curia. The meeting started at 11.10 a.m.

At the meeting the Prime Minister met also the Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General, Mgr Charles J. Scicluna. The meeting was held in private and afterwards the Prime Minister and the Archbishop made their comments to the media… Read more »