Monthly Archives: February 2018

Hosts ‘miraculously’ preserved 16 months after devastating earthquake in Italy

  • Forty ‘miraculously’ preserved, consecrated hosts have been discovered in a church that was destroyed by a large earthquake in central Italy in 2016.

    The hosts, recovered from a tabernacle recently retrieved from the ruins of the parish church of Arquata del Tronto, have no bacteria or mold, as usually happens to hosts after a few weeks, according to the Italian bishops’ newspaper Avvenire

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Artillery strikes disrupt Syrian ceasefire

  • The United Nations says fighting continued in Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, despite a brief five-hour daily truce ordered by Russia.

  • A daily five-hour temporary ceasefire began on Tuesday, but first indications suggest Assad-government artillery strikes on Douma, Harasta and Misraba continued unabated.

    For their part, the Russian government accused the rebels of firing mortars on routes earmarked for evacuations, as the violence derailed all aid deliveries and medical evacuations…

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Inauguration of Senglea’s Christ the Redeemer statue

  • Nhar is‑Sibt, 3 ta’ Marzu 2018, ser tiġi inawgurata mill‑ġdid l‑istatwa devota ta’ Ġesù Redentur, fil‑Bażilika tal‑Isla, wara x‑xogħol ta’ restawr u konservazzjoni li sar. L‑inawgurazzjoni, li tibda fil‑5:30 p.m., ser tinkludi preżentazzjoni tax‑xogħol li sar matul l‑aħħar disa’ xhur ta’ ħidma intensiva.

    Dan wara li l‑Parroċċa ta’ Marija Bambina kkummissjonat numru ta’ studji xjentifiċi sabiex isir ir‑restawr u l‑konservazzjoni tal‑istatwa li beda f’Mejju tas‑sena li għaddiet…

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The Gospel of the day: 28th February

  • Saint Matthew 20:17-28. 

    As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the Twelve disciples aside by themselves, and said to them on the way, Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day.” 

    Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee approached him with her sons and did him homage, wishing to ask him for something…

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Ad multos annos to Archbishop Scicluna on the third anniversary of his appointment as Archbishop of Malta

  • Il-Knisja f’Malta tifraħ lill-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna f’għeluq it-tliet snin minn meta l-Papa Franġisku ħatru Arċisqof ta’ Malta.

    Kien fis-27 ta’ Frar 2015, f’konferenza tal-aħbarijiet fil-Kurja, li n-Nunzju Appostoliku ta’ dak iż-żmien, Mons. Aldo Cavalli, ħabbar uffiċjalment li l-Papa Frangisku ħatar lil Mons. Charles Scicluna bħala s-suċċessur tal-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona. 

    Fl-ewwel kelmtejn tiegħu lill-midja, bħala l-Arċisqof-elett, Mons…

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The Gospel of the day: 27th February

  • Saint Matthew 23:1-12 

    Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice. 

    They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they will not lift a finger to move them…

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The Archdiocese of Malta congratulates Archbishop-elect Mgr Alfred Xuereb

  • L‑Arċidjocesi ta’ Malta tifraħ lill‑Arċisqof-elett, Mons. Alfred Xuereb, għall‑ħatra mill‑Papa Franġisku ta’ Nunzju Appostoliku fil‑Korea ta’ Isfel. L‑Arċidjoċesi ta’ Malta tingħaqad mad‑Djoċesi ta’ Għawdex fit‑talb għall‑Arċisqof-elett biex il‑Mulej jagħtih l‑għajnuna f’din il‑missjoni ġdida tiegħu.

  • Profil ta’ Mons. Alfred Xuereb
  • Mons. Alfred Xuereb twieled il-Belt Victoria, Għawdex, fl-14 ta’ Ottubru 1958. Huwa għamel l-istudji filosofiċi u teoloġiċi tiegħu fis-Seminarju Maġġuri ta’ Għawdex…

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The Gospel of the day: 26th February

  • Saint Luke 6:36-38 

    Jesus said to his disciples: «Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.

    Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap…

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The Sunday Gospel: 25th February

  • Saint Mark 9:2-10 

    Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them. Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, and they were conversing with Jesus.

    Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here! …

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Photos: The 7 most beautiful monumental statues of Christ

  • From Corcovado to Świebodzin, from Copoya to Manado, from Maratea to Vung Tau and Cochambama to Lisbon, all of these statues are symbols of faith.
  • Although the majestic statue of Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro is considered the most famous in the world, there are others at many locations around the globe. Their size ranges between 20 and 40 meters in height (1 meter = 1.09 yards)…

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