Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi was invited to see one of the flats in Villa Papa Giovanni at Id-Dar tal-Providenza in Siġġiewi where vast renovations have been done so that residents can have a more dignified living environment. He also had the opportunity to celebrate Mass for the residents and employees of the Home.

Works undertaken included structural changes whereby every resident will now have his own bathroom, a complete overhaul of the electrical system and other works meant to safeguard the health and safety of the residents.

In his homily, Bishop Galea-Curmi said: “Id-Dar tal-Providenza is the light of the Church in Malta because it is truly living the words of Christ, ‘You are the light of the world.’ The Home is also a light for Maltese society because it shows that the life of every person is precious in front of God”.

The Director of the Home, Fr Martin Micallef, said that the renovations being done reflect the Home’s commitment to continue improving its quality of service with an appropriate environment that also respects the residents’ privacy and personal choices. As soon as these renovation works are over, refurbishing will start on another flat and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Fr Martin thanked all the workers involved in this project, Architect John Papagiorcopulo and Engineer Joseph Cuschieri for their professional services, various other companies that helped supporting this project and not least the Maltese and Gozitan public for their continuous support.