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Video: Priests discuss how to keep on being an instrument of hope and reconciliation in today’s society

In-service course for the Clergy 2024

Il‑Knisja u s‑saċerdot kif jistgħu jkunu strument ta’ tama u fejqan fis‑soċjetà? Kif iħossu s‑saċerdot quddiem il‑ġrieħi tal‑persuni li jiltaqa’ magħhom? Is‑sagrament tar‑rikonċiljazzjoni x’futur għandu? Dawn huma ftit mill‑mistoqsijiet li saċerdoti djoċesani u reliġjużi ddiskutew fil‑jiem li għaddew waqt il‑laqgħa annwali tal‑Aġġornament għall‑Kleru bi tħejjija għall‑Ġublew tat‑Tama li se jsir is‑sena d‑dieħla.

Għal dawn il‑jiem ġie mistieden Prof. Johan de Tavernier, professur tat‑Teoloġija Etika, li stieden lis‑saċerdoti jirriflettu fuq kif il‑Knisja u s‑saċerdoti jistgħu jkunu effettivi fid‑dinja tal‑lum u x’inhuma l‑kwalitajiet li jistgħu jibnu fuqhom biex ikunu pellegrini tat‑tama u ministri ta’ rikonċiljazzjoni… Read more »

Maltese Bishops congratulate Bishop Angelo Falzon

Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna, Bishop Anton Teuma and Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi welcome the appointment by Pope Francis of Fr Angelo Falzon as Bishop of the Diocese of Comayagua, Honduras.

The Archdiocese of Malta and the Diocese of Gozo are united in prayer for Bishop Falzon so that the Lord will help him in this new mission.

Fr Angelo, born in Naxxar on 15th October 1957, entered the Franciscan Order on 2nd October 1977 in the Maltese Province of Friars Minor, dedicated to St Paul the Apostle… Read more »

The Bishops of Malta and Gozo at the Vatican for their first ‘ad limina’ visit

From left: Gozo Bishop Anton Teuma, Archbishop of Malta Charles Scicluna and Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi

The Bishops of Malta and Gozo left Malta today for a five-day ad limina Apostolorum visit at the Vatican, during which they will provide updates on the status of their respective dioceses. The bishops will have an audience with the Pope on Friday morning. 

In preparation for this visit, the Archdiocese of Malta and the Diocese of Gozo have prepared two reports detailing the work of the dioceses… Read more »

Working migrants share insights of navigating life in Malta with the Archbishop

The prohibitive increase in housing costs and the conflicting emotions of joy and anxiety that came with living in Malta were the issues working migrants raised with Archbishop Charles Scicluna on 30th April 2024, eve of the feast of St Joseph the Worker.

Several migrants from Sub-Saharan and West Africa, as well as South and Southeast Asia who gathered at the Archbishop’s Curia in Floriana, thanked the Archbishop for welcoming them as a father, while acknowledging the Church’s role as a defender of workers’ dignity… Read more »

Pentecoste diocesan celebration

The Church in Malta invites all Catholics in Malta to gather and celebrate Pentecost together at 7:30pm on Saturday 18th May 2024, the eve of the feast of Pentecost, at the Floriana Parish Church.

This year’s invitation is inspired by the Acts of the Apostles: “They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them… Read more »

Liturgical celebrations by Archbishop Charles Scicluna in May 2024

Matul ix‑xahar ta’ Mejju, l‑Arċidjoċesi ta’ Malta xxandar il‑quddiesa kuljum fid‑9:30am fuq TVM, u Newsbook Malta. Mit‑Tnejn sas‑Sibt tixxandar it‑talba tar‑rużarju fuq, Newsbook Malta, u Facebook u YouTube tal‑Arċidjoċesi ta’ Malta. Kull nhar ta’ Ħadd, il‑quddiesa tixxandar fuq TVM, u Newsbook Malta, l‑istazzjon tar‑radju RTK 103, u Facebook u YouTube tal‑Arċidjoċesi ta’ Malta.

L‑Arċisqof Charles Scicluna se jiċċelebra l‑quddies f’dawn il‑ġranet:

Il‑Ħadd 5 ta’ Mejju, fid‑9:30am, l‑Arċisqof jiċċelebra quddiesa mill‑Knisja tas‑Salib Imqaddes tal‑Kappuċċini fil‑Furjana, li tixxandar fuq TVM,, Newsbook Malta u RTK 103… Read more »

The ordination of three new priests

Three new priests will be ordained to the priesthood this Saturday, 20th April 2024. Archbishop Charles Scicluna will ordain: Rev. Malcolm John Saliba from the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption in Ħ’Attard, Rev. Karl Andrew Schembri from the Parish of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary in Mellieħa, and Rev. Rob Rizzo SJ from the Society of Jesus.

The Mass will be celebrated at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta at 9:30am and will be livestreamed on and Newsbook MaltaRead more »

Amended Paola parish cafeteria application rules out cooking on premises

The Paola Parish of Christ the King will be amending its planning application for a small cafeteria on the church roof to specify that no food can be cooked on the premises.

Following discussions between the Archdiocese of Malta and parish priest Fr Marc André Camilleri, it was agreed that instead of a 4D licence, the parish would seek a 4C licence which does not permit cooking to take place on the premises. 

A spokesperson for the Archdiocese said: “There was never any intention to operate a restaurant on the roof of the parish church but we agreed it would be prudent for the parish to amend its application to eliminate further conjecture, speculation and misconceptions… Read more »

Clarification from the Parish of Christ the King in Paola

We wish to clarify a report in the media entitled ‘Restaurant proposed on top of Paola parish church’.

Contrary to what has been reported, the parish has no intention of opening a restaurant on the roof of the church. The intention is to use a room in one of the existing belfries to house a small cafeteria for parishioners and visitors.

Tables and chairs will be placed outside but no additional structures will be added… Read more »

Ordination of four new deacons

This Saturday, 13th April 2024, Archbishop Charles Scicluna will ordain four new deacons. The four deacons are seminarian Matthew Sammut from the Parish of the Resurrection of Christ in Pembroke; Johan Bugeja, Salesian of Don Bosco; and two students from the Institute for World Evangelisation – ICPE Mission: Tian Ci Shawn Dominic Wong from Singapore and Jerome Savioraj Barnabas from India.

The Mass will be celebrated at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta and broadcast live on and more »