Let’s protect our lungs

  • The Amazon, known as the Earth’s lungs as it is one of the largest forests providing oxygen to our planet, has been affected by vast fires. The Amazon is not the only such case. In other countries closer to us, stretches of natural land were affected by large fires during this summer. In Malta, 50 acres of land and 4,600 trees were destroyed as Miżieb woodland was ablaze for two full days in June…

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Close to victims of domestic violence

  • The Church in Malta is currently carrying out works in Dar Ġesù Nazzarenu in Żejtun in order to welcome victims of domestic violence within six months. The shelter, run by Fondazzjoni Sebħ, is estimated at around €500,000.

    The shelter, situated within the nuns’ convent, will welcome 33 persons between mothers and children who experienced domestic violence and took the courageous decision to move on…

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One giant leap for mankind

  • On the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Pope Francis said that with this achievement, mankind fulfilled an extraordinary dream and thus he hopes that the memory of “that great step for humanity” might spark the desire to reach even “greater goals” that will lead to “more dignity for the weak, more justice among peoples, and more future for our common home.”

    Through his words and actions, the Pope has frequently expressed his wish that tangible assistance is provided to those in need: immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, while not forgetting Earth, our common home…

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Open Weekend at the Archbishop’s Curia

  • On the occasion of the feast of St Calcedonius, the Archbishop’s Curia in Floriana will open its doors to the general public on Saturday 20th July (5pm-9pm) and Sunday 21st July (9am-1pm). The public is invited to visit the Curia premises, previously known as Casa Manresa, and the restoration works currently in progress.

    During these two days, guided tours will be organised on the hour, concerts will be held in the central courtyard, and two exhibitions with 16th century documents from the Diocesan Archives and paintings by the artist Joseph Calleja will be on display…

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Malta hosts a European meeting on media

  • Between the 17th and 19th June, the Church in Malta hosted the annual meeting of media officials and spokespersons of the European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE).

    This meeting, which was held at the Archbishop’s Curia, brought together 53 participants from 27 European countries and the Holy See, to discuss important issues related to communication and media. The delegation was led by Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, President of the CCEE…

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No to hatred

  • “People of colour who are with us are not guests, they are part of us.”

    Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna made this statement during an open dialogue on peace and racial hatred held at the University of Malta after the cold-blooded killing of Lassana Cisse Souleymane in Ħal Far. The Archbishop said that Lassana Cisse’s murder is a wake-up call for faith leaders but also for every citizen…

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The protection of minors

  • At the end of the summit on the protection of minors in the Church, Pope Francis outlined eight points that the Church will focus on in an “all-out battle” against the sexual abuse of minors”. According to the Pope, “we are thus facing a universal problem, tragically present almost everywhere and affecting everyone”. The eights guidelines are:


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The principle of protecting life

  • On the occasion of the Day for Life, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi appealed to Maltese society for more people with a backbone and of principle who are brave enough to protect life from its beginning till its natural end. The Bishop focused on four points:

    Not a matter of a mandate: The protection of life, even from the very first moment of conception, is a matter of principle and is not tied to a mandate given by the people…

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Christian unity

  • Every year between 18th and 25th January, Christians around the world unite to celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The theme of this year’s celebration is: “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue” (Deut. 16:20).

    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which has been celebrated for more than 100 years, ends on the feast of the conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle of the Gentiles…

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