Press Releases

The sixth volume of ‘Kelma ta’ Ħabib’

The book of homilies and speeches by Archbishop Charles Scicluna

The prayer for unity in the country and for a more welcoming society are among the themes that Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna reflects upon in the sixth volume of ‘Kelma ta’ Ħabib’. This publication includes the homilies and speeches delivered by the Archbishop in his sixth year as Archbishop of Malta.

This edition is different from the previous ones as it is characterised by the COVID-19 pandemic that apart from causing Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to Malta to be postponed by two years, also changed the way the Word of God began to reach people directly in their homes… Read more »

The clergy reflect on the power of the liturgy in a secular society

In-service course for the clergy 2023

‘Towards a liturgy that draws us and changes us’ is the theme chosen for the in-service course for the Clergy 2023 in order for diocesan priests and religious to understand more clearly how the liturgy, that is all the Church’s celebrations by which Christians worship God, nurtures within them and God’s people a spirit of prayer, and particularly that the Liturgy leads to an encounter with the Risen Christ… Read more »

10 adults to receive the sacrament of Confirmation

 Next Sunday, on the feast of Pentecost, ten adults will be receiving the sacrament of confirmation. These adults are from different countries, including Malta, India, Pakistan and Italy. They shall be confirmed in their Christian faith by Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi during a Mass to be celebrated in the Parish Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Ħal Balzan at 6:30pm. 

The ten candidates have been preparing for their confirmation over the past months with the help of catechists from the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults within the Archdiocese of Malta… Read more »

The ordination of a new deacon in the Maltese Greek-Catholic parish

On Sunday, 21st May 2023, the Greek-Catholic parish in Malta will have a new deacon. The diaconal ordination of subdeacon Jesmond Schembri will take place with the blessing of Archbishop Charles Scicluna and with the laying of the hands of Mgr Manuel Nin O.S.B., Apostolic Exarch to Greece and Titular Bishop of Carcabia. The ordination Mass will be celebrated at 9.00 a.m. at the Church of St Nicholas of Myra (Tal-Erwieħ) in Valletta… Read more »

Statement by the Archdiocese of Malta

In a recent blog post, Simon Mercieca, a professor of history at the University of Malta, alleged that Archbishop Charles Scicluna is a member of Opus Dei.

This is totally untrue.

Contrary to the misleading statement made by Prof. Mercieca, the Archbishop is not, and never has been, a member of Opus Dei. Read more »

Ordination of four new priests

The Church in Malta will shortly have four new priests. Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna will ordain the first three deacons to the priesthood at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on Saturday, 13th May, at 9:30am. The ceremony will be livestreamed on and

These three deacons are: Rev. Gylan Camilleri from St Anne’s Parish in Marsaskala; Rev… Read more »

Liturgical celebrations by Archbishop Charles Scicluna during May 2023

Matul ix‑xahar ta’ Mejju, l‑Arċisqof Charles Jude Scicluna se jkompli jiċċelebra l‑quddies ta’ matul il‑ġimgħa kif ukoll nhar ta’ Ħadd. Dawn iċ‑ċelebrazzjonijiet liturġiċi qed jixxandru fuq TVM, u

Il‑quddies organizzat mill‑Arċidjoċesi ta’ Malta qed jixxandar:

Restoration work on Żurrieq Church inaugurated

  The Parish Church of St Catherine, Żurrieq

Ġie inawgurat xogħol ta’ restawr fuq il-Knisja Arċipretali taż-Żurrieq – proġett li twettaq b’investiment ta’ €81,000 li minnhom 80% kienu fondi Ewropej u 20% kienu koperti mill-parroċċa. Il-proġett ġie inawgurat mill-Isqof Awżiljarju Joseph Galea Curmi u mis-Segretarju Parlamentari għall-Fondi Ewropej Chris Bonett, fil-preżenza tal-Arċipriet Dun Daniel Cardona u s-Segretarju Amministrattiv tal-Arċidjoċesi Michael Pace Ross.

Il-proġett, li dam madwar għaxar xhur, kien jikkonsisti fir-restawr tal-koppla minn barra, inkluż il-lanterna u l-aperturi tal-injam… Read more »

19 church entities in the social sphere meet the Archbishop

  The Archbishop's Curia, Floriana

19 organisations within the Church in Malta that offer their services in the social sphere met with Archbishop Charles Scicluna on Wednesday 26th April at the Archbishop’s Curia, Floriana. The organisations which form part of the Secretariat for Diaconia, spoke about their work and the tough realities they face on a daily basis.

Following their presentations, the Archbishop gave a short closing address during which he thanked each organisation for the important work being carried out in Maltese society… Read more »

Our country’s economic “success” should never be obtained at the expense of workers

On this year’s workers’ day, the Justice and Peace Commission wishes to express its concern regarding the injustice suffered by non-EU persons working in Malta who, despite paying National Insurance contributions, do not recieve a pension.  Our current pension system relies on the assumption that non-EU workers will stay here for a few years, pay social insurance contributions and leave before receiving a pension. The Commission believes that the kind of society implied by this model is socially unjust and morally unacceptable… Read more »