Chapter of the Metropolitan Cathedral

The Cathedral Chapter, according to tradition, was founded by the Normans when they occupied the Island of Malta.

When the Knights of St. John left Malta, the Conventual Church was entrusted to the Cathedral Chapter with the specific duty to officiate at the Co-Cathedral. Today the Chapter is divided in two sections one officiating at St Paul’s Cathedral at Mdina and the other officiating at St John’s Co-Cathedral at Valletta.

Thirty Monsignors is the full number of the Metropolitan Chapter. Their duty is to organize all the Liturgical Solemnities during the year at the Cathedral and at the Co-Cathedral. They also perform other pastoral duties assigned to them by His Grace the Archbishop of Malta, as prescribed by Law of the Church (Can. 503).

The Mdina Metropolitan Cathedral

2145 4136 (Mdina)
2123 9582 (Valletta)

Metropolitan Chapter,
Administration Office,
St John’s Co-Cathedral,
St John’s Street,
Valletta VLT1156

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Active Monsignors

The date next to each Monsignor’s name is the date when he was first installed as a canon of the Cathedral.

His Lordship Mgr Joseph Galea Curmi, S.Th.D., Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General (14-08-2015)

Archdeacon V. Rev. Mgr Joseph Bajada, S.Th.B., M.S.Th., J.C.D., Chaplain of His Holiness (23-01-2016)

Dean V. Rev. Mgr Anton Gouder, M.S.Th., M.A. Matr.C.L. & Juris. (31-03-2009)

Precentor V. Rev. Mgr Prof. Hector Scerri, B.A., S.Th.L., S.Th.D. (28-01-2018)

Treasurer V. Rev. Mgr Paul C. Vella S.Th.L., J.C.L., Cap.S.S. (24-08-2021)

Archpriest V. Rev. Mgr Mario Tong (08-10-2021)

V. Rev. Mgr Victor Grech, B.A., Lic.D., M.A. (Hon. Causa), S.M.O.M., Hon. Prelate of His Holiness (16-09-1990)

V. Rev. Mgr Lawrence Cachia, Lic.D., S.M.O.M., Chaplain of His Holiness (16-07-1994)

V. Rev. Mgr Alfred Xuereb (14-03-1998)

V. Rev. Mgr Vincent Deguara (26-07-2003)

V. Rev. Mgr Joseph Mifsud Bonnici, B.A., Lic.D. (26-07-2003)

V. Rev. Mgr Anton Vella, BA., Lic.D., Dip. Trib. Eccl. Melit. (3-12-2005)

V. Rev. Mgr Joseph Bugeja, B.A., Lic.D.   (11-02-2007)

V. Rev. Mgr Tarcisio Delicata (11-02-2007)

V. Rev. Mgr Louis Camilleri, B.A., Lic. D.  (11-02-2007)

V. Rev. Mgr Salvino Micallef, B.A, Lic.D. (11-02-2007)

V. Rev. Mgr Carmelo Farrugia (11-02-2007)

V. Rev. Mgr Lawrence Gatt B.A.Hons., Lic.D., J.C.D., Chaplain of His Holiness, S.M.O.M. (29-11-2009)

V. Rev. Mgr Anton Cassar (21-09-2014)

V. Rev. Mgr Frans Abdilla, S.Th.L. (23-01-2016)

V. Rev. Mgr Carmel Attard (23-01-2016)

V. Rev. Mgr Charles Cordina, Chaplain of His Holiness (23-01-2016)

V. Rev. Mgr Penitentiary Prof. George Grima, B.A., Lic.D., M.A. S.Th.D. (23-01-2016)

V. Rev. Mgr Victor Zammit McKeon, Chaplain of His Holiness, S.M.O.M., O.E.S.S.H. (28-06-2016)

V. Rev. Mgr Prof. Emmanuel Agius, M.S.Th., M.A., S.Th.D., M.Q.R. (28-01-2018)

V. Rev. Mgr Joseph Brincat (28-01-2018)

V. Rev. Mgr Alfred Vella, S.Th.L. (28-01-2018)

V. Rev. Mgr Edgar Vella, S.Th.L., Ph.D. (28-01-2018)

V. Rev. Mgr Kalċidon Vassallo (14-08-2019) 

Monsignor Coadjutors

V. Rev. Mgr Joseph Farrugia (28-01-2018) (Coadjutor of Mgr Joseph Mifsud Bonnici)

V. Rev. Mgr Valentino Borg M.S.Th. (14-08-2019) (Coadjutor of Mgr Victor Grech)

V. Rev. Mgr Vincent Cachia (14-08-2019) (Coadjutor of Mgr Alfred Xuereb)

V. Rev. Mgr Alfred Camilleri, B.A., Lic.D. (14-08-2019) (Coadjutor of Mgr Lawrence Cachia)

V. Rev. Mgr Dione Cutajar (14-08-2019) (Coadjutor of Mgr Vincent Deguara)

V. Rev. Mgr Lawrence Zammit M.S.Th. (14-08-2019) (Coadjutor of Mgr Carmel Attard)

Honorary Monsignors

(in alphabetical order, as there is no order of precedence among them)

V. Rev. Mgr Joseph Bartolo

V. Rev. Mgr Norrie Bonavia, B.A., Lic.D.

V. Rev. Mgr Joseph Borg (Qormi)

V. Rev. Mgr Michael Bugeja, B.A., S.Th.B.

V. Rev. Mgr Carmelo Camilleri, S.Th.Dip.

V. Rev. Mgr Mario Camilleri, M.S.Th., Chaplain of His Holiness

V.Rev. Mgr Evan Caruana, S.Th.L.

V. Rev. Mgr Lino Grech, S.Th.Dip., J.C.L., Chaplain of His Holiness

V. Rev. Mgr Jesmond Manicaro S.Th.L., S.L.D.

V. Rev. Mgr Carmelo Mercieca, S.Th.B.

V. Rev. Mgr Louis Suban, S.Th.L.

Officials of the Metropolitan Chapter

President V. Rev. Mgr Joseph Bajada, S.Th.B., M.S.Th., J.C.D., Kappillan tal-Q.T. (from 2022)

Vice-President V. Rev. Mgr Anton Gouder, M.S.Th., M.A. Matr.C.L. & Juris(from 2019)

Chancellor V. Rev. Mgr Profs. Hector Scerri, B.A., S.Th.L., S.Th.D. (from 2022)

Administrator V. Rev. Mgr Paul C. Vella S.Th.L., J.C.L., Cap.S.S. (from 2023)

Mariella Cutajar
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Senior Clerk
Natasha Farrugia
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