Position Papers

An opportunity to revitalize faith in the European Project

  • Click here to download the Reflections of the Church in Malta for Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the EU.

    “Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union offers our nation the opportunity to give a strong impetus to revitalizing faith in the European project. We augur that Malta will continue to consolidate and implement the values of human dignity, democracy, human rights, justice, solidarity and the rule of law cherished by the founding fathers of the European Union, in the areas of the six priorities adopted for its Presidency: migration, security, the single market, social inclusion, neighbourhood policy and the maritime sector.”

    This was the message conveyed by the Archbishop of Malta, Mgr Charles J…

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The Church’s concern about certain provisions of the Equality Bill

  • “The Church is against every form of discrimination and for this reason supports the EU Directives which promote equality and prohibit discrimination, which the Government intends to bring together in the Equality Bill.” Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna made this comment during a meeting with Minister Helena Dalli when he presented her with a copy of the Position Paper on the Equality Bill prepared for the Church…

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Position Paper on the Bill on Conversion Therapy

  • The legislation, which is being proposed on the affirmation of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, is apparently seeking to protect a category of people who may find it hard and painful to come to terms  with their condition as being different from that of their peers or the rest of the population. An analysis of the provisions of the Bill, however, shows that everyone in practice will be hindered from having free access to professional guidance, advice and any other therapeutic help that may be appropriate and needed  with respect to one’s sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression…
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Position Paper on the Bill on Conversion Therapy

  • The legislation, which is being proposed on the affirmation of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, is apparently seeking to protect a category of people who may find it hard and painful to come to terms  with their condition as being different from that of their peers or the rest of the population. An analysis of the provisions of the Bill, however, shows that everyone in practice will be hindered from having free access to professional guidance, advice and any other therapeutic help that may be appropriate and needed  with respect to one’s sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression…
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Position Paper: “Embryo freezing is scientifically unnecessary and unreasonable”

  • “The prevailing scientific data and the results obtained from local IVF treatment to date demonstrate that the introduction of embryo freezing in Malta is scientifically unnecessary and unreasonable”. This is one of the main conclusions of a group of experts in the field of clinical medicine, law, psychology, social policy, family studies, disability studies, philosophy and theology, commissioned by the Maltese Episcopal Conference to prepare a study on the changes that the Government is apparently preparing to introduce to the Embryo Protection Act (2012)…
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Position Paper: “Embryo freezing is scientifically unnecessary and unreasonable”

  • “The prevailing scientific data and the results obtained from local IVF treatment to date demonstrate that the introduction of embryo freezing in Malta is scientifically unnecessary and unreasonable”.

    This is one of the main conclusions of a group of experts in the field of clinical medicine, law, psychology, social policy, family studies, disability studies, philosophy and theology, commissioned by the Maltese Episcopal Conference to prepare a study on the changes that the Government is apparently preparing to introduce to the Embryo Protection Act (2012)…

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Position paper on the decriminalisation of the public vilification of religion and of pornography

  • Position Paper on the decriminalisation of the public vilification of religion and of pornography. CLICK HERE to download the full document.  This document was presented this morning by Arcbishop Charles J Scicluna and Bishop Mario Grech to the Hon. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat during a meeting held at Castille. The document was prepared by an ad hoc group of experts that was set up by the Bishops in order to contribute to the discussion…
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Position paper on the decriminalisation of the public vilification of religion and of pornography

  • Position Paper on the decriminalisation of the public vilification of religion and of pornography. CLICK HERE to download the full document. 

    This document was presented this morning by Arcbishop Charles J Scicluna and Bishop Mario Grech to the Hon. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat during a meeting held at Castille. The document was prepared by an ad hoc group of experts that was set up by the Bishops in order to contribute to the discussion…

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Position paper on the consultation document on the proposal for Legislation on Organ and Tissue Donation

  • Position Paper on the Government’s consultation document on the proposal for legislation on organ and tissue donation. CLICK HERE to download the full document.

    This Position Paper was drawn up by a group of experts from the following fields: clinical medicine, psychology, philosphy and theology. This ad hoc group was set-up by the Maltese Episcopal Conference, and it’s aim is for the Church to contribute to the public forum on the White Paper on Organ and Tissue Donation…

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Position paper on the consultation document on the proposal for Legislation on Organ and Tissue Donation

  • Position Paper on the Government’s consultation document on the proposal for legislation on organ and tissue donation. CLICK HERE to download the full document. This Position Paper was drawn up by a group of experts from the following fields: clinical medicine, psychology, philosphy and theology. This ad hoc group was set-up by the Maltese Episcopal Conference, and it’s aim is for the Church to contribute to the public forum on the White Paper on Organ and Tissue Donation…
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