Press Releases

Maltese and Gozitan delegation join Continental Assembly of the Synod in Europe

Archbishop Charles Scicluna will be leading a Maltese and Gozitan delegation at the European Continental Assembly of the Synod this weekend where more than 200 participants will be congregating in Prague, in the Czech Republic, to discuss synodality.

The Archbishop, who is the President of the Maltese Bishops’ Conference, will be accompanied by Sr Natalie Abela soc, Fr Daniel Sultana and Francesco Pio Attard… Read more »

Week of prayer for Christian unity 2023

As from Wednesday 18th January 2023, all Christians around the world will be celebrating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which will end on Wednesday 25th January. During this week, different Churches come together in ecumenical prayer with the aim of seeking Christian unity. This year’s theme is “Do good; seek justice” (Isaiah 1:17). This theme and related material have been prepared by the Council of Churches of Minnesota in the United States of America… Read more »

Mass for the repose of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

On Wednesday, 4th January 2023, the Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna will celebrate a De Requiem Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at 6:30pm at the Co-Cathedral of St John in Valletta.

Everyone is invited to attend this celebration. Priests are also welcome to co-celebrate the Mass.

The Mass will be streamed on Knisja.mt and Newsbook.com.mt.

The day after, Thursday 5th January, the Archbishop is going to represent the Church of Malta during Pope Emeritus’ funeral that will be held at St Peter’s Square, Vatican… Read more »

Loving Care, Safety and Comfort

Christmas Message by Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna

Message by Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna

This year I wished to deliver my message for this holy, Christmas season from a church that is small but very dear to us Maltese and Gozitans. This is the church we refer to as the Greek Church which is in Archbishop’s Street, Valletta, and which is not far, actually just a few paces away, from the Grandmaster’s Palace, the official seat of the President of the Republic… Read more »

An appeal regarding a case involving two students from a Church school

Press statement by the Secretariat for Catholic Education

Is-Segretarjat għall-Edukazzjoni Nisranija jirreferi għall-artikli fil-media dwar il-każ ta’ żewġ aħwa li jattendu l-Kulleġġ San Albert il-Kbir. Is-Segretarjat, il-Kulleġġ u d-Direttorat għall-Ħarsien tal-Minuri ilhom jaħdmu biex tinstab soluzzjoni għas-sitwazzjoni li jinsabu fiha t-tfal msemmija. Is-Segretarjat huwa infurmat li d-Direttorat qed jagħmel dak kollu possibbli biex jindirizza din is-sitwazzjoni fl-aħjar interess tal-istudenti kif isir f’każijiet bħal dawn.

Is-Segretarjat għall-Edukazzjoni Nisranija jappella għal sensittività f’każijiet li jinvolvu minuri u persuni vulnerabbli fl-aħjar interess ta’ dawk kollha kkonċernati… Read more »

550 people will attend the Caritas Christmas lunch

The Christmas Dinner back at the Archbishop's Curia

Fil‑Kurja tal‑Arċisqof fil‑Furjana bħalissa għaddejjin l‑aħħar preparamenti għall‑ikla annwali tal‑Milied sabiex f’nhar il‑Milied tilqa’ madwar 550 persuna li għaddejjin minn sitwazzjonijiet diffiċli jew kienu se jqattgħu l‑Milied weħidhom. Din hi l‑ewwel darba, wara waqfien ta’ sentejn minħabba l‑pandemija, li Caritas Malta qed terġa’ torganizza l‑Ikla tal‑Milied.  

Waqt il‑konferenza tal‑aħbarijiet fil‑Kurja tal‑Arċisqof, il‑Vigarju Episkopali għad‑Djakonija Mons. Charles Cordina, spjega kif “il‑Kurja nqisuha bħala d‑Dar tal‑Arċisqof, fejn issir ħafna mill‑ħidma u l‑amministrazzjoni ċentrali tal‑Arċidjoċesi… Read more »

New candidate for priesthood

Seminarist fil-ħames sena ta’ preparazzjoni fis‑Seminarju tal-Arċisqof se jitlob lill-Arċisqof Charles Scicluna biex jaċċettah bħala kandidat għall-Ordinazzjoni Djakonali u Saċerdotali. Din iċ-ċelebrazzjoni ser issir nhar il-Ħamis, 8 ta’ Diċembru 2022, waqt il-quddiesa fil-festa tal-Kunċizzjoni fil-kappella tas-Seminarju, Tal-Virtù fid-9:30 a.m.

Matthew Sammut mill-Parroċċa ta’ Kristu Rxoxt, Pembroke, ser jistqarr pubblikament ir-rieda tiegħu li joffri lilu nnifsu lill-Knisja biex iservi bħala saċerdot.

Filwaqt li jilqgħu b’ferħ, Mons… Read more »

Patriarch Bartholomew I to make historic visit to Malta

Patriarch Bartholomew I with Pope Francis during the last apostolic visit in Bahrain. Photo: Vatican Media

His All-Holiness Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople and New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, will make a historic visit to Malta next week during which he will meet refugees as well as the sizeable Orthodox Christian community on the island.

Patriarch Bartholomew I, who will visit between December 4 and 7 at the invitation of Archbishop Charles Scicluna, is also due to meet the President of Malta, the Maltese Episcopal Conference and residents at the Corradino Correctional Facility… Read more »

More than 1,800 vacant places for students in Church Schools

The Admission Regulations for Church Schools in Malta for the scholastic year 2023-2024 have been published on the website of the Archdiocese of Malta. The Admission Regulations for Church Schools in Gozo for the scholastic year 2023-2024 will be online by the 25th November 2022.

There will be a total of 1,852 vacant places for students (1,601 in Malta and 251 in Gozo)… Read more »

23 organisations appeal for urgent need for regulating the ‘free for all’ use of Cannabis

The recent developments surrounding the appointment of a new Executive chairperson of the Cannabis Authority confirms our strong reservations, that the Government has introduced legislation with a major impact on society in a hurried manner and without creating effective structures to implement the law.

One year after the law was approved, the perception that the use of cannabis in our society has become ‘free for all’ has dramatically increased while the structures contemplated by the law to regulate are conspicuous by their complete absence… Read more »