Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. has appointed Rev Frans Abdilla as his Delegate for the Clergy and for Members of Institutes of Consecrated Life. He will replace Rev Joseph Mifsud Bonnici.
Fr Abdilla was born in Kirkop on 29th October 1956. He was ordained as a priest on 29th June 1984. His undertook his first pastoral mission as the vice parish priest of the Church of St Philip, Zebbug. In 1960 he was appointed as Religious Counsellor for schools and also provided a service at the Diocesan Youth Commission. In 1993 he became Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, Paola and in December 1994, he became archpriest of San Gorg Parish in Qormi. In 2005, he was given the responsibility for the Saghjtar area in Naxxar. Since 2006, he has been offering an invaluable service among the students at Junior College.
The aim of the Secretariat for the Clergy and for Members of Institutes of Consecrated Life is to offer the clergy a variety of services and provide formation at various levels: human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral.