Monthly Archives: September 2014

Pope Francis holds audience with the President of Malta

  • Today, in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father Francis received in audience the president of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, who subsequently met with Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States.

    The cordial discussions focused on the good relations between the Holy See and Malta and highlighted the significant contribution made by the Catholic Church in the fields of education and welfare, especially in favour of the poor…

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Thanksgiving Mass on the 40th anniversary from the episcopal ordination of Archbishop Joseph Mercieca

  • Nhar it-Tnejn 29 ta’ Settembru 2014, ġiet iċċelebrata Quddiesa ta’ radd il-ħajr lil Alla, fil-Katidral tal-Imdina, fl-okkażjoni tal-40 anniversarju mill-ordinazzjoni episkopali tal-Arċisqof Emeritu, Mons. Ġużeppi Mercieca. Il-Quddiesa tmexxiet mill-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona OP. In-Nunzju Appostoliku, Mons. Aldo Cavalli, l-Isqof Mario Grech, l-Isqof Awżiljarju Charles J. Scicluna u l-Isqof Joe Alessandro O.F.M. Kapp. ikkonċelebraw, filwaqt li l-Arċisqof Ġużeppi Mercieca assista matul il-Quddiesa.
    Għal din l-okkażjoni, l-Arċisqof Cremona, f’isem il-Knisja, ippreżenta donazzjoni ta’ flus b’risq il-fond ta’ karità ta’ Mons…

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The Gospel of the day – 30th September

  • Luke 9, 51-56

    Now it happened that as the time drew near for him to be taken up, he resolutely turned his face towards Jerusalem and sent messengers ahead of him. These set out, and they went into a Samaritan village to make preparations for him, but the people would not receive him because he was making for Jerusalem…

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The Archbishop awarded ‘Unur Ħ’Attard’

  • Nhar is-Sibt 27 ta’ Settembru 2014, l-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona O.P. ingħata l-‘Unur Ħ’Attard’ mis-Sindku ta’ din il-lokalità, is-Sur Stefan Cordina. Dan ir-rikonoxximent jingħata mill-Kunsill Lokali ta’ Ħ’Attard, għall-kontribut li persuna tkun tat lil-lokalità. Huma r-residenti stess li jinnominaw lil residenti oħra, jew lil persuni li jkunu taw kontribut lil Ħ’Attard. L-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona ilu mill-2007 residenti Ħ’Attard.

  • Ritratti: Photocity

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The Archbishop meets youth during ‘Volunteers’ Homecoming’

  • Nhar il-Ġimgħa 26 ta’ Settembru 2014, l-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona laqa’ lura liż-żgħażagħ li għamlu esperjenza ta’ volontarjat matul is-sajf, waqt l-attività ‘Volunteers’ Homecoming’. L-attività saret fiċ-Ċentru Animazzjoni Missjunarja, f’Santa Venera.

    Din is-sena, ‘il fuq minn 500 voluntier minn 27 organiżżazzjoni differenti wettqu proġetti ta’ volontarjat f’aktar minn 30 belt madwar id-dinja, mifruxa f’erba’ kontinenti.

    Din l-edizzjoni tal-Volunteers’ Homecoming ġiet organiżżata minn Youths4Mission, bil-kordinazzjoni tal-Kummissjoni Djoċesana Żgħażagħ (KDŻ)…

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Bishop Scicluna and the President of Malta participate in a walk in aid of Dar tal-Providenza

  • Nhar il-Ħadd 28 ta’ Settembru 2014, l-Isqof Awżiljarju Charles J. Scicluna u l-President ta’ Malta Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, attendew għall-mixja b’risq id-Dar tal-Providenza. Għal din il-mixja attendew ukoll Fr Martin Micallef, Direttur tad-Dar tal-Providenza u diversi Membri Parlamentari miż-żewġ naħat tal-Kamra tad-Deputati. L-attività “Mixja, Ġirja jew Qadfa bir-roti” ġiet organizzata mill-grupp taż-żgħażagħ tal-Gudja bil-kollaborazzjoni ta’ RTK 4 Charity.

  • Ritratti: DOI

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Pope Francis meets elderly in St Peter’s Square

  • A brilliantly sunlit St. Peter’s Square was the scene Sunday morning for a great gathering of senior citizens – and especially grandparents – who had come to Rome to be with Pope Francis, to exchange life stories and hear the Holy Father’s reflections on the importance, the struggles, and the beauty of life in the old age. People of every state in life were present: elderly clergy and religious, including Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI; single people; married couples, including a couple of elderly refugees from Iraq, Mubarak and Aneesa Hano, Christians from the country’s north who have been forced to flee their home by Islamic State militants; and widows and widowers…

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The Gospel of the day – 29th September

  • John 1, 47-51

    When Jesus saw Nathanael coming he said of him, ‘There, truly, is an Israelite in whom there is no deception.’ Nathanael asked, ‘How do you know me?’ Jesus replied, ‘Before Philip came to call you, I saw you under the fig tree.’ Nathanael answered, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are the king of Israel.’ Jesus replied, ‘You believe that just because I said: I saw you under the fig tree…

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The Gospel of the day – 28th September

  • 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Matthew 21, 28-32

    ‘What is your opinion? A man had two sons. He went and said to the first, “My boy, go and work in the vineyard today.” He answered, “I will not go,” but afterwards thought better of it and went. The man then went and said the same thing to the second who answered, “Certainly, sir,” but did not go…

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Tourism and Community Development – Message for World Tourism Day 2014

  • 1. Like every year, World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27. An event promoted annually by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the theme for this year’s commemoration is “Tourism and Community Development”. Keenly aware of the social and economic importance of tourism today, the Holy See wishes to accompany this phenomenon from its own realm, particularly in the context of evangelization…

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