A press conference was held on Tuesday 23rd March 2010, during which the Interdiocesan Committee responsible for the Papal Visit, gave details regarding the Mass which will be celebrated by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, on the Granaries, on Sunday 18th April.
Mons Charles Cordina, the Coordinator of the Committee, stated that, following the pattern of Pope Benedict’s visits in other countries, this Mass will be the principal activity. … Read more »
On Tuesday, 16th March, 2010, the Organizing Committee for the Pope’s visit announed the details of the activities taking place at Kalkara and on the Pope’s trip across the Grand Harbour. Boat owners have been invited to escort the Pope who will be on board a catamaran. The trip is scheduled for the 18th April, from the Kalkara shore to Valleta Waterfront, where an event for youths will take place… Read more »
On Sunday, 7th March, 2010, the World Youth Day Cross and Icon replica were taken to Iklin parish. The activity started with a symbolic walk around the parish centre and was followed by Mass. The youths expressed their thoughts on the Pope’s upcoming visit saying that “the Pope’s visit should act as a reminder of the Good News, which is addressed to all those who still yearn to be part of the Catholic Church”… Read more »
On Tuesday, 2nd March, 2010, Msgr. Guido Marini, Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations, arrived in Malta from the Vatican. Msgr. Marini held a number of meetings with the organizers of the Pope’s visit, especially with those involved in the liturgical celebrations. Msgr. Marini and his entourage met with a group of seminarians who will be involved in the Mass service, celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday 18th April… Read more »
On Tuesday, 2nd March, 2010, further details were given about the Pope’s meeting with youths at the Valletta Waterfront to be held on Sunday 18th April. This activitity will include a concert by Malta’s top Christian bands, and a guest appearance by the popular band Winter Moods. This band was chosen by popular demand following consultation with youths. This concert will also include the participation of solo artists, dancers, musicians and a main choir… Read more »
The Theological Commission of the Church in Malta has just published a book with extracts from Pope Benedict XVI’s teachings. Fr Hector Scerri, the President of the Theological Commission, said that this book can help Christians prepare themselves for Easter and for the Pope’s visit to Malta. These exctracts have been taken from the Pope’s writings and speeches. The booklet is divided into 18 schemes, all focusing on particular aspects of the Pope’s teachings… Read more »
On Sunday, 28th February, 2010, ŻAK groups from Tarxien and Paola grouped up with other youths to organize an activity in Paola in preparation for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Malta.
The activity started with Mass at Paola Parish Church. Following Mass, a concert was held at the ‘Catholic Action’ hall, where youths enjoyed over two hours of ‘live’ Christian music by the following bands: The Prophecy, Salt, His Project and Footprints… Read more »
On Tuesday, 23rd February, 2010, the Interdiocesan Organising Committee and the National Organising Committee of the Pope’s visit to Malta organised a Press Briefing for Editors of local news agencies. During this well attended business breakfast, news editors were free to ask questions and mention their suggestions on the media arrangements for the Pope’s visit to Malta. The Archbishop’s delegate for Social Communications, Fr Charles Tabone O.P, and the Director General of the Department of Information, Mr Martin Bugelli, invited representatives of television, radio and print media to participate in a series of weekly press briefings to be held in the coming weeks as part of the build up leading to the Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Malta… Read more »
On Sunday, 21st February, 2010, the Cross and Icon, replicas of those given by Pope John Paul II during World Youth Day, were taken to the Parish Church of Saint Sebastian, Qormi. For this event, during which Mass was celebrated, the PLYG youth (Pastoral Liturgical Youth Group) from Saint Sebastian’s Parish grouped up with the youth from Saint George’s Parish. The Cross and Icon will be at Saint Sebastian’s Parish during this week… Read more »
On Thursday, 18th February 2010, a dialogue event was held at the University Chapel. The event was organised by the University Chaplaincy and commissioned by the Diocesan Youth Commission (KDZ), Fr John Berry – Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Theology, Ms Alessandra Dee Crespo as well as Mr David Torpiano, two theology students, outlined the Pope Benedict’s teachings based on his book ‘Jesus of Nazareth’… Read more »