The above YouTube clip was shown at the beginning of the Eucharistic Celebration held at St. John’s CoCathedral, on Sunday 10th April, 2011, on the occassion of the first anniversary of the Pastoral Visit to Malta of Pope Benedict XVI. The message below, addressed to His Holiness, was read towards the end of the Thanksgiving Mass celebrated by Archbishop Paul Cremona OP, the Maltese Bishops and the Apostolic Nuncio Tommaso Caputo… Read more »
As soon as it was announced that Pope Benedict XVI was going to visit Malta, the first thought that came into the prisoners’ heads was “could it be that this time, our dream will be realized? Will the Pope have enough time to visit us in the same way as other Popes did and just as Pope John XXIII did when he visited the Regina Coeli prison in Rome, more than 50 years ago? … Read more »
On Tuesday, 25th May, 2010, Archbishop Paul Cremona presented prizes to winners of a children’s competition organized by the Diocesan Commission for Children. This competition was part of the activities organised to mark Pope Benedict’s XVI visit to Malta. Many drawings, e-cards and writings were submitted by children aged 6 – 12 years. An audio visual presentation highlighted moments from the warm welcome given to Pope Benedict XVI at St George’s Square, Valletta during his visit in Malta… Read more »
The Episcopal Conference would like to thank the people of Malta and Gozo for their participation in the celebration of the Eucharist by His Holiness the Pope, on the Granaries, Floriana. They would also like to thank all those who followed the celebrations on the media. The large number of people who attended, in spite of the fact that the day started out with inclement weather, shows that Jesus Christ is firmly in the hearts of our people… Read more »
On Sunday, 18th April, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass at the Floriana Granaries. Despite the threatening clouds,early in the day, thousands flocked to follow the ceremony. Pope Benedict reiterated his delight in being amongst the Maltese who in their majority have held on to the faith passed on by Saint Paul 1950 years ago. The Pope praised the Maltese welcoming spirit, which has remained constant throughout the years… Read more »
The Bishops of the Maltese islands will be giving Pope Benedict XVI a miniature sculpture of Christ the King monument, sculptured by internationally renowned artist Antonio Sciortino. The original sculpture was inaugurated on the occasion of the Eucharistic Congress held in Malta in 1913.
The silver statue being presented by the Maltese Bishops on behalf of the Maltese people has been moulded in clay by a young Maltese artist, Christopher Ebejer and hand chiselled in 925/00 silver by Laga ltd… Read more »
On Saturday 17th April, 2010, at 5.00pm, Pope Benedict XVI arrived at the Malta International Airport. Maltese President, Dr. George Abela, opened the ceremony with a welcoming speech and was, afterwards, followed by the Pope who also addressed those present.
Thousands of Children swamped Saint George’s square in order to sing Happy Birthday to the Pope. … Read more »
Saturday, 17th April 2010
5.45pm – H.H. Pope Benedict XVI leaves the Malta International Airport to
proceeds to Valletta. On his way to Valletta the Pope will pass from these roads :
In front of the Ministerial Lounge
Triq l-Avjazzjoni Ċivili, Wasgħat il-Vittmi tal-Gwerra, Triq Sant’ Andrija, Pjazza tal-Knisja, Triq il-Karmnu, Triq Qormi and Triq l-Imgieret… Read more »