Monthly Archives: March 2013

Bishop Charles J. Scicluna to attend the Mass for the inauguration of the Petrine Ministry of Pope Francis

L-Isqof Awżiljarju u Vigarju Ġenerali ta’ Malta, Mons. Charles J. Scicluna, llum ħalla Malta għal Ruma biex jattendi għall-Quddiesa inawgurali fil-bidu tal-Pontifikat tal-Papa Franġisku. Din il-Quddiesa ser issir għada, it-Tlieta 19 ta’ Marzu, fid-9.30 a.m. fi Pjazza San Pietru. L-Isqof Scicluna ser ikun qed jattendi f’isem il-Konferenza Episkopali Maltija.

L-Isqof Charles J. Scicluna jesprimi s-sodisfazzjon tiegħu għall-fatt li għal din iċ-ċelebrazzjoni, il-poplu Malti ser ikun rappreżentat mill-ogħla awtoritajiet tal-Istat: il-President ta’ Malta Dr George Abela, il-Prim Ministru Dr Joseph Muscat u l-Kap tal-Oppożizzjoni Dr Lawrence Gonzi… Read more »

Pope’s motto revealed, confirmed

Pope Francis

Pope Francis has chosen to remain with his episcopal seal and motto. Added to the original papal seal are a blue background along with a miter with cross keys of gold and silver along with a red cord, symbol of his pontifical office.

The emblem of the Society of Jesus, the order which Pope Francis belongs to, is placed above on the shield… Read more »

18-24 March


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

5.30 p.m. The Archbishop meets the Catechism Centre (MUSEUM) for girls, as part of his Pastoral visit at the Immaculate Conception parish in Ħamrun.

7.30 p.m. The Archbishop meets with young teenagers and youths at the Parish Hall, in Ħamrun.


9.15 a.m… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 17th March

5th Sunday of Lent

John 8,1-11

Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.  At daybreak he appeared in the Temple again; and as all the people came to him, he sat down and began to teach them.  The scribes and Pharisees brought a woman along who had been caught committing adultery; and making her stand there in the middle  they said to Jesus, ‘Master, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery,  and in the Law Moses has ordered us to stone women of this kind… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 16th March

Jn, 7,40-52

Some of the crowd who had been listening said, ‘He is indeed the prophet,’ and some said, ‘He is the Christ,’ but others said, ‘Would the Christ come from Galilee? Does not scripture say that the Christ must be descended from David and come from Bethlehem, the village where David was?’ So the people could not agree about him… Read more »

Pope Francis

Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio, elected Pope Francis I

His first day

Pope Francis began his first full day as pope with an early morning act of Marian devotion — and by paying the bill at the clergy hotel where he had stayed before entering the conclave that elected him… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 15th March

Jn 7, 1-2.10.25-30

After this Jesus travelled round Galilee; he could not travel round Judaea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him. As the Jewish feast of Shelters drew near, however, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went up as well, not publicly but secretly. Meanwhile some of the people of Jerusalem were saying, ‘Isn’t this the man they want to kill? … Read more »

Archbishop meets with various groups and commissions in Ħamrun

During the Archbishop’s Pastoral Visit in the Immaculate Conception Parish in Ħamrun, the Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. met with various groups and commissions, namely:

  • On Monday 4th March 2013, the Archbishop met with the Catechical Commission.
  • On Tuesday 5th March 2013, the Archbishop visited the Community of the Franciscan Sisters Missionaries of Mary.
  • On Wednesday 13th March 2013, the Archbishop met with the Parish Pastoral Council, the Synod Implimentation Commission and the Economic Parish Council at the Parish Hall…
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Pope Francis – “Now let us begin this journey”

On Wednesday 13th March 2013, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., was elected as Supreme Pontiff, the 265th successor of Peter, and has chosen the name Francis.

The Cardinal proto-deacon Jean-Louis Tauran made the solemn announcement to the people at 8:12pm from the external Loggia of the Hall of Blessings of the Vatican Basilica following the white “fumata” which occurred at 7:06pm… Read more »