We, the Bishops of Malta and Gozo, are joining the Patriarch of Jerusalem, Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, who, on behalf of the Ordinaries of the Holy Land, appealed for prayers for all those who are suffering in the sea of violence, destruction, and hatred in the Holy Land, a turmoil that has already claimed many victims.
In response to this plea, the Patriarch of Jerusalem has designated Tuesday, 17th October 2023, as a day set aside for prayer and fasting for peace, justice, and reconciliation… Read more »
On the occasion of World Mental Health Day 2023, with the theme ‘Mental health is a universal human right’, we, the Bishops, wish to emphasize how important it is for all of us to take care of our mental health and that of others.
Let us, in a special way, keep in mind all those who are experiencing mental health problems. We earnestly encourage you to seek the help you need… Read more »
The Maltese Bishops welcome Dr Roberta Metsola during a courtesy at the Archbishop’s Curia, Floriana, 02.03.2021
The Church in Malta congratulates Dr Roberta Metsola on her appointment as President of the European Parliament. The Bishops of Malta and Gozo hope that through her work, the European project continues to promote the fundamental values that respect democracy, rule of law, human dignity, human rights, freedom and equality of all European citizens, especially the vulnerable… Read more »
L-Isqfijiet ta’ Malta u Għawdex jawguraw lill-Isqof Mario Grech, tal-ħatra tiegħu mill-Papa Franġisku bħala kardinal. L-Arċisqof Charles Jude Scicluna, l-Isqof Anton Teuma u l-Isqof Joseph Galea-Curmi, jifirħu lid-Djoċesi ta’ Għawdex u l-familja tal-Kardinal-elett, ta’ din l-ewwel ħatra ta’ kardinal Għawdxi. Huma jwegħduh it-talb tagħhom biex ikompli jaqdi l-Knisja Universali skont ir-rieda ta’ Alla.
✠ Charles Jude Scicluna
Arċisqof ta’ Malta
President tal‑Konferenza Episkopali Maltija
✠ Anton Teuma
Isqof ta’ Għawdex
✠ Joseph Galea‑Curmi
Isqof Awżiljarju ta’ Malta
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World Mental Health Day, which is observed on the 10th October, is an international day with the objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilising efforts in support of mental health.
Facing mental health challenges may be very difficult for the persons involved and their families. Such issues still carry a great stigma. People with mental health problems may be seen as weak-willed and may come to believe this themselves… Read more »
In Parliament, two Bills are presently being discussed with the aim of promoting equality and working towards eradicating all forms of discrimination in all sectors of society.
In favour of equality and against all forms of discrimination
The Church is obliged to join in the efforts being made in favour of equality and the eradication of all forms of discrimination in our country… Read more »
After taking note of and following the public indications given by the competent health authorities, the Bishops of Malta and Gozo have decided that no other pilgrimages will take place this year.
✠ Charles Jude Scicluna
Archbishop of Malta
President of the Maltese Episcopal Conference
✠ Mario Grech
Apostolic Administrator of Gozo
✠ Joseph Galea-Curmi
Auxiliary Bishop of Malta
✠ Anton Teuma
Bishop-elect of Gozo Read more »
Il-Konferenza Episkopali Maltija bagħtet ittra lill-Vatikan indirizzata lill-Kardinal Pietro Parolin, is-Segretarju tas-Sanata Sede, sabiex jintervjeni mal-istati l-oħra membri tal-Unjoni Ewropea u jitlobhom jappoġġjaw lil Malta billi jaċċettaw rilokament tal-migranti kollha abbord jew uħud minnhom.
Waħda mir-raġunijiet li ssemmiet kienet li l-pajjiż għadu kif daħħal 64 migrant minn fuq il-baħar bit-total għal din is-sena jitla’ għal 1,200 ruħ. Minkejja li matul is-snin sar rilokament ta’ migranti li jiddaħħlu f’Malta mill-baħar, xorta l-biċċa l-kbir jibqgħu f’pajjiżna… Read more »
The Bishops of Malta and Gozo express their best wishes and blessings to the new Prime Minister of Malta, The Honourable Dr Robert Abela. They would also like to reiterate their commitment that the various initiatives and cooperation between Church and State, continue in a spirit of respect for reciprocal autonomy and mutual collaboration for the common good.
Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna, Bishop Mario Grech and Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi appeal to all Christians in our country to pray for these intentions… Read more »
His Eminence Cardinal Prospero Grech OSA
L-Isqfijiet ta’ Malta u Għawdex isellmu l-memorja tal-Kardinal Prospero Grech – reliġjuż
għaref u dħuli, b’sens kbir ta’ umoriżmu u ta’ umanità.
L-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna, l-Isqof Mario Grech u l-Isqof Joseph Galea-Curmi
jwasslu l-kondoljanzi tagħhom lill-qraba tal-Kardinal Prospero u lill-familja reliġjuża Agostinjana kollha, filwaqt li jħeġġu lill-Insara kollha joffru talb ta’ suffraġju għal ruħu… Read more »