Armenian Catholic priest and his father shot dead in Syria

Armenian Catholic Father Hovsep Bedoyan is shot dead by so-called Islamic State militants in northeastern Syria.

Gunmen shot dead an Armenian Catholic priest and his father as they were traveling in a car in northeastern Syria.  The attack was claimed by the so-called Islamic State group.

Father Hovsep Bedoyan, the head of the Armenian Catholic community in the the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli near the border with Turkey, and his father, Abraham Bedoyan, were heading to the province of Deir Al-Zor when they came under attack on Monday, November 11… Read more »

Msida Pastoral Visit begins

Nhar il-Ħadd 10 ta’ Novembru ngħatat bidu tal-Viżta Pastorali fil-Parroċċa tal-Imsida mill-Isqof Awżiljarju Joseph Galea-Curmi. Dakinhar 22 adolexxent irċivew is-Sagrament tal-Griżma ta-Isqof u wara l-Isqof iltaqa’ ma’ dawk preżenti.

Messaġġ tal-okkażjoni mill-Isqof Awżiljarju Mons. Joseph Galea-Curmi

Għeżież membri tal-parroċċa tal-Imsida, huwa ta’ ferħ kbir għalija li f’dawn il-jiem se niġi għall-Viżta Pastorali f’din il-parroċċa għażiża.

Il-parroċċa tagħkom, taħt il-ħarsien ta’ San Ġużepp, hija parroċċa li sentejn ilu ċċelebrat il-150 sena parroċċa… Read more »

Pope at Angelus: We are called to prepare for Eternal life with our choices

Before the recitation of the Marian prayer, Pope Francis focuses his attention on Sunday’s Gospel reading in which Jesus is provoked by a question by the Sadducees and in turn offers a wonderful teaching on the resurrection of the dead.

The Pope remarked that the Lord does not fall into the trap set by the Sadducees who ask him when a woman dies who has been married to 7 brothers, one after the another, whose wife will she be? … Read more »

Breathing with two lungs – the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

The fall of the Berlin Wall on the 9th of November 1989 was one of the most important events in European history in the last decades. It was a moment full of emotion. After having been separated by a concrete wall for more than 28 years, people – relatives, friends and neighbours – living in the same city were able to meet each other, to celebrate and to express their joy and hopes… Read more »

The importance of sound planning in Malta – Environment Commission

Every year, the Interdiocesan Environment Commission (KA) issues a statement on this day to highlight the importance of sound planning for Malta, one of the most densely populated countries in the world. For such a small country, a planning process which is not hijacked by vested interests is of paramount importance, if the country is to pursue the route to sustainable development for the benefit of both current and future generations… Read more »

Ecology Week organised by the Faculty of Theology and the Carmelite Institute Malta

The Faculty of Theology, in collaboration with the Carmelite Institute Malta, is holding Ecology Week between 13 and 17 December 2019. The guest scholar for this event is Rev. Dr Eduardo Agosta Scarel, an Argentinian Carmelite who holds a doctorate in Climate Science and lectures at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina in Buenos Aires. 

On Saturday 14 December 2019, Dr Agosta Scarel will lead a day-seminar at the Carmelite Institute, Mdina, entitled ‘One with Nature, One with God: A Christian Ecological Spirituality‘. He will offer elements for a spirituality of ecology based on categories of interpretation of the reality of the current ecological, socio-environmental crisis described in the encyclical Laudato Si’ of Pope Francis… Read more »

Another project by the Interdiocesan Environment Commission to promote integral ecology

The Interdiocesan Environment Commission has teamed up once again with the Maltese OFM Province of St Paul the Apostle and the Centre for Environmental Education and Research of the University of Malta in the organization of another course inspired by the spirit of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’.

The course ‘Mimicking Natural Ecosystems – Growing Food Sustainably’ was meant to be yet another tool in the rediscovery of a better quality of life through simple and archaic processes such as agriculture… Read more »

The Pope and mission: “Without Jesus we can do nothing”

At the end of the Extraordinary Missionary Month, we are providing a few extracts from the book-length interview of Gianni Valente from Fides News Agency with Pope Francis, in which the Pope emphasizes that “Either the Church evangelizes or she is not Church”. The book, published by Libreria Edictrice Vaticana and Edizioni San Paolo will be available in bookstores as of November 5th.

“The joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus”… Read more »