On Thursday 31st October a new publication by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna entitled Religion and the 1921 Malta Constitution, Genesis and Implications will be launchedThe book launch will take place at The Curia in Floriana at 7pm.

In this book, the Archbishop researches the origin and subsequent discussions held at the beginning of the 20th century in order for the Catholic religion to be integrated in Maltese law. The book documents the discussions held, the reports that were drawn up and the personalities who were involved in one way or another during the first two decades of the 20th century. The Archbishop also gives his analysis on the developments that had taken place.

The book includes a large number of documents that were never published previously, as well as a number of photos of personalities who were involved in one way or another in The Religion of Malta Declaration. Most of the research carried out by the Archbishop took place at the Public Record Office in England in the 1980s, as part of his studies.

The 350 page book is being published by Kite Group. Copies of the book may be ordered at a pre-publication offer on www.kitegroup.com.mt.