Pope at Audience: Recognize human dignity in every person

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning!

The pandemic has highlighted how vulnerable and interconnected everyone is. If we do not take care of one another, starting with the least, with those who are most impacted, including creation, we cannot heal the world.

Commendable is the effort of so many people who have been offering evidence of human and Christian love for neighbour, dedicating themselves to the sick even at the risk of their own health… Read more »

APS Bank launches new loan product for Church Schools

APS Bank, in conjunction with the Foundation for Church Schools, has launched a new product targeted at supporting schools falling within the scope of the Foundation. It consists of a financing package to assist with refurbishments or upgrades of facilities, such as gyms, technology and science laboratories, libraries, canteens, classrooms, and playgrounds. The ‘APS Church School Loan’ offers multiple competitive features including an improved interest rate, repayment terms, and fees, available for the next five years… Read more »

Pope baptizes Siamese twins, mother thanks him

Hermine Nzotto, the mother of conjoined baby girls who were successfully separated in an extraordinary surgery at Rome’s Bambino Gesù hospital in June, writes to Pope Francis, thanking him for baptizing her daughters a few days ago.

In her letter, Hermine Nzotto, a native of the Central African Republic (CAR), recounts her life as a “peasant girl from the forest” in the town of  Mbaiki, some 100 km from the capital Bangui, where her Siamese twins were born with fused skulls on June 29, 2018… Read more »

Pope at Angelus: Appeal for solidarity with Lebanon

Statue of Our Lady of Lebanon, at the Marian Shrine in Harissa, with arms outstretched toward Beirut.

Dear Brothers and Sisters, good day!

This Sunday’s Gospel passage (see Mt 14:22-33) speaks of Jesus walking on the water of the stormy lake. After feeding the crowds with five loaves and two fish – as we saw last Sunday – Jesus commands the disciples to get into the boat and return to the other shore… Read more »

Protecting your health and that of others

Il‑Knisja f’Malta tfakkar fl‑importanza li jiġu osservati l‑miżuri ta’ prevenzjoni ta’ tixrid tal‑imxija tal‑COVID‑19. Filwaqt li jibqgħu japplikaw il‑miżuri tad‑distanza soċjali, it‑teħid tat‑temperatura u miżuri oħra, kull min jattendi għall‑Quddies għandu r‑responsabbiltà li jilbes maskra jew visor. Dawn il‑miżuri huma konformi mal‑obbligi stipulati mill‑Awtoritajiet tas‑Saħħa dwar il‑postijiet ta’ qima, li ġew aġġornati l‑Ġimgħa 7 ta’ Awwissu 2020.

L‑Isqfijiet ta’ Malta u Għawdex ifakkru fir‑responsabbiltà kbira li nsegwu bir‑reqqa l‑miżuri għall‑ħarsien tas‑saħħa u tal‑ħajja, kemm tagħna kif ukoll tal‑oħrajn… Read more »

12 people graduate from Caritas rehabilitation programme

12-il persuna, 11-il raġel u mara, huma l-gradwati ta’ din is-sena ta’ Caritas Malta li temmu l-programm ta’ rijabilitazzjoni mid-droga. Fosthom hemm żewġ persuni mill-Prison Inmates Programme.

Iċ-ċerimonja saret fil-knisja tal-Bon Konsill f’Paceville, b’quddiesa mmexxija minn Mons. Victor Grech flimkien ma’ Mons. Charles Cordina u Fr Hilary Tagliaferro. Monsinjur Grech esprima li l-gradwazzjoni u l-għoti taċ-ċertifikati ma jbiddlu xejn fil-persuna li għamlet dan il-vjaġġ: “Importanti li nifhmu li rridu nibqgħu ninbidlu kuljum u nkunu kapaċi nagħmlu dan billi ngħarfu li aħna dgħajfa”… Read more »

2019 Financial Report: A surplus which helped balance out the negative impact of the pandemic

In 2019 the Archdiocese of Malta, which includes more than 100 entities and employs more than 1,300 people, registered a surplus of €3.5million, as opposed to a deficit of €137,000 the previous year. This result includes a one-off donation of €2.4 million in shares given to Dar tal-Providenza and Caritas Malta.

This was announced by the Administrative Secretary of the Archdiocese, Michael Pace Ross, during a press conference at the Archbishop’s Curia… Read more »

Pope launches new series of catechesis on Church’s social teaching

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning!

The pandemic continues to cause deep wounds, exposing our vulnerability. On every continent there are many who have died, many are ill. Many people and many families are living a time of uncertainty because of socio-economic problems which especially affect the poorest.

Thus, we must keep our gaze firmly fixed on Jesus (see Heb 12:2): in the midst of this pandemic, our eyes on Jesus; and with this faith embrace the hope of the Kingdom of God that Jesus Himself brings us (see Mk 1:5; Mt 4:17; CCC 2816)… Read more »