Press Releases

2022


29/09/2022 - The Archbishop’s Palace opens its doors for Notte Bianca

Many churches will be open to the public


29/09/2022 - Church Schools welcome back all students and educators

Beginning of scholastic year 2022-2023


24/09/2022 - More than 12 courses offered by PFI in first semester 2022/2023


22/09/2022 - Contingency plan for St Albert the Great College


13/09/2022 - Indifference that kills


11/09/2022 - Requiem Mass for Queen Elizabeth II


01/09/2022 - Season of Creation: “Listen to the voice of creation”

Statement by the Justice and Peace Commission & Environment Commission


28/08/2022 - Two new parish priests and a new director for Dar tal-Kleru


16/08/2022 - Mons. Philip Calleja passes away

He was the director of the Emigrant Commission for about 50 years


12/08/2022 - Parish priest placed on administrative leave


09/08/2022 - Archbishop Scicluna meets with staff at St Albert the Great College


04/08/2022 - The Archdiocese registers a surplus and increases aid during the pandemic

The financial report of the Archdiocese of Malta for 2021 The Archdiocese of Malta, Floriana


24/05/2022 - Public Lecture: The world is a sea – Catholics and the Mediterranean during the pontificate of Pius XII

Lecture and seminar organised by the Archdiocese of Malta & the University of Malta


20/05/2022 - ‘Flimkien’ magazine is back in Maltese households and online


12/05/2022 - European conference on catechesis held in Malta


11/05/2022 - Naxxar parish church façade inaugurated

EU co-financed project


10/05/2022 - The ordination of three new priests


08/05/2022 - New parish priest for St Julian’s parish


06/05/2022 - 21 mothers receive help from Dar Tgħanniqa ta’ Omm

Auxiliary Bishop visits the premises in Mosta


01/05/2022 - Losing their lives whilst trying to make a living

Statement by the Justice and Peace Commission on Workers' Day


01/05/2022 - Archbishop meets people attending separation support groups


28/02/2022 - Fundraising campaign for Ukraine

Caritas Malta calls for humanitarian response


26/02/2022 - Welcoming the herald of mercy

Pastoral Letter for Lent 2022


10/02/2022 - Apostolic Journey by Pope Francis to Malta

The Collegiate Parish Church of St Paul's Shipwreck, Valletta


04/02/2022 - Choir of the Archdiocese of Malta


02/02/2022 - Archdiocese suspends application for rehabilitation of single storey dwelling


31/01/2022 - Church Schools’ admissions in Malta and Gozo


29/01/2022 - 22 entities call for immediate action due to the increase in prices of basic food products


21/01/2022 - Towards unity in society

A document by the Justice & Peace Commission The Archbishop's Curia, Floriana


14/01/2022 - Foundation for Affordable Housing established between the Church and the State

The Church hands over another property for needs of the society


06/01/2022 - Archbishop issues Fr David Muscat with formal warning


06/01/2022 - “I ask for your forgiveness” – The Archbishop

The Chapel of Our Lady of Manresa at the Archbishop's Curia, Floriana

2021


24/12/2021 - Sweetness and mercy were poured on the world

Christmas message by Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna


23/12/2021 - Church offers support for stranded migrants


15/12/2021 - Religious celebrations by the Archbishop during the Christmas season and the New Year


13/12/2021 - Archdiocese could not have foreseen 2019 land registry decision affecting status of Gozo land


03/12/2021 - More courses offered by the Institute of Pastoral Formation


02/12/2021 - Published ‘Annetto Depasquale – Wirt għażiż tal-Knisja f’Malta’

A collection of stories, photographs and writings on the 10th anniversary of his death The Archbishop's Curia, Floriana


01/12/2021 - Rushed Parliamentary debate creating a very weak regulatory framework for cannabis

Government MPs should be allowed a free vote on cannabis law


28/11/2021 - Watch: Assistance to mothers going through difficult moments during pregnancy

Service offered to parents by different entities


24/11/2021 - Statement on religious activities approved by the Curia


23/11/2021 - 49 people graduate from the Institute of Pastoral Formation


17/11/2021 - Diocesan celebration on the solemnity of Christ the King

The annual Diocesan Assembly is held again


16/11/2021 - 22 entities present position paper on the recreational use of cannabis to members of parliament

An appeal for a mature and researched debate


15/11/2021 - More than 1,800 vacant places for students in Church schools

Church schools admission 2022 in Malta and Gozo


12/11/2021 - New committee for the Church Schools’ Association


06/11/2021 - The end of planning in Malta?

Reflection by the Interdiocesan Environment Commission on World Town Planning Day 2021


30/10/2021 - Liturgical celebrations by Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna in November 2021


28/10/2021 - Two new candidates for the priesthood


20/10/2021 - Youth involvement greater at the community level than in politics

Research by DISCERN on trends among youth


18/10/2021 - Budget 2022: Beyond Numbers


15/10/2021 - Church partners with private sector for a social project in Senglea

Dar Sant’Anna will undergo restoration and will host children from challenging social backgrounds


14/10/2021 - New parish priest for Gwardamanġa parish


10/10/2021 - 16 entities urge politicians to truly consider the common good


08/10/2021 - A course with hands-on experience for youth leaders


06/10/2021 - New parish priest for Jesus of Nazareth parish in Tas-Sliema


05/10/2021 - Completion of structural works at St Michael Hospice

The Archbishop visits the Church property transferred to Hospice Malta for a palliative care complex


28/09/2021 - Church Schools welcome back all students and educators

Beginning of scholastic year 2021-2022


14/09/2021 - Prayer and fasting for Afghanistan


06/09/2021 - Fundraising campaign for Afghanistan and Haiti victims

Caritas Malta calls for humanitarian response


04/09/2021 - “Kull Pass Jgħodd” – 265km in aid of Fondazzjoni Sebħ

25 volunteers will walk the Camino de Santiago in aid of Fondazzjoni Sebħ


03/09/2021 - Inauguration of restoration work on two Francesco Zahra paintings

A project by the Foundation for Cultural Heritage co-financed by EU funds


01/09/2021 - Season of Creation 2021: Listening to the citizen’s voice

Statement by the Church Environment Commission


30/01/2021 - New Director for Migrants Commission


29/01/2021 - The process of ecclesial renewal ‘One Church, One Journey’

Webinar for representatives and leaders of Church commissions and entities


26/01/2021 - Statement by the Safeguarding Commission


25/01/2021 - Church Schools Admissions in Malta and Gozo

Statement by the Secretariat for Catholic Education


21/01/2021 - Appeal to parents to rely on information provided by the school

Statement by the Secretariat for Catholic Education


20/01/2021 - New president for Cana Movement


15/01/2021 - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021


11/01/2021 - Disapproval of action on medical consultant

Statement by the Secretariat for Catholic Education


08/01/2021 - The Church decision on Komunità Ġesù Salvatur

Statement by the Maltese Episcopal Conference


06/01/2021 - Reopening of Church Schools

Statement by the Secretariat for Catholic Education

2020


30/11/2020 - New premises for Malta Guide Dogs Foundation thanks to the Archdiocese of Malta

The Archbishop inaugurates and blesses the new premises The office of the Malta Guide Dogs Foundation, Santa Venera


27/11/2020 - 113 persons graduate from the Pastoral Formation Institute


21/11/2020 - EU funds for the restoration of the Chapel of Santa Marija tal-Ħlas in Żejtun

Chapel of Santa Marija tal-Ħlas, Żejtun


20/11/2020 - More than 1,500 vacant places for students

Church schools admissions 2021


20/11/2020 - The Church launches “Beyond GDP” together with EY, Seed Consultancy and APS Bank

Tomorrow's economy should not only be measured through economic growth but also through quality of life


16/11/2020 - The diocesan celebration on the solemnity of Christ the King


12/11/2020 - Promoting the University Certificate in Safeguarding of Children and Young People

The annual report of the Safeguarding Commission


08/11/2020 - Ceiling paintings restoration completed in Rabat Minor Basilica

Another project co-financed by European Funds St Paul's Minor Basilica, Rabat


30/09/2020 - Characteristics of a Catholic school

Message by Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi to new educators in Church schools The Archbishop's Curia, Floriana


28/09/2020 - Wild bird conservation regulations 2020

Submission of the Interdiocesan Environment Commission


25/09/2020 - Opening of Church Schools postponed

Statement by the Secretariat for Catholic Education


25/09/2020 - Home for refugee single mothers inaugurated


21/09/2020 - Independence Day 2020: Seven principles for healing

Pontifical Mass on Independence Day St John's CoCathedral, Valletta


19/09/2020 - Cleaning up the environment and our conscience to truly protect the world

Statement by the Interdiocesan Environment Commission


18/09/2020 - Health and safety in schools remains a main priority

Statement by the Secretariat for Catholic Education


15/09/2020 - Full respect towards equality in diversity

A statement by the Bishops of Malta and Gozo on the draft Equality Bill


13/09/2020 - There is nothing more progressive and liberal than protecting human life – Bishop Galea-Curmi

Mass organised by the LifeNetwork Foundation in memory of abortion victims around the world The Chapel of the Annunciation, limits of Rabat


07/09/2020 - 20,000 diaries in aid of Dar tal-Providenza

The Archbishop's Curia, Floriana


03/09/2020 - Statement by the Safeguarding Commission on the arraignment of a priest


02/09/2020 - First Maltese Episcopal Conference meeting for Bishop Anton Teuma


02/09/2020 - Liturgical celebrations to be led by Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna in September 2020


30/05/2020 - The Bishops invite the faithful to join Pope Francis in prayer


30/05/2020 - Help from parish priests to students who are sitting for their exams

54 parishes available for students to take their exams


22/05/2020 - New parish priest for St Augustine Parish in Valletta

The Parish Church of St Augustine, Valletta


22/05/2020 - Directives regarding Funeral Masses

Measures to safeguard each person's health


20/05/2020 - A call to safeguard open spaces

Statement by the Commission for Justice and Peace


18/05/2020 - Rising above COVID-19?

Statement by the Environment Commission


12/05/2020 - The Archbishop visits the ‘Solidarity Meals’ kitchen

700 meals distributed daily from parishes Is-Salini


08/05/2020 - An agreement for the restoration of the Old Church in Birkirkara

Restoration works to be be completed by the end of 2024 The Parish Church of Saint Mary, Birkirkara


08/05/2020 - The feast of St George Preca and Mother’s Day

The Archbishop also prays in the Church of Our Lady of Pompeii Marsaxlokk, Blata l-Bajda, Mellieħa


02/05/2020 - World Vocations Day 2020


01/05/2020 - Broadcasts of the liturgical celebrations by Archbishop Charles Scicluna in May 2020


31/03/2020 - New dates for Church Schools ballots

All ballots will be transmitted live


29/03/2020 - Admission criteria for Church Sixth Forms


27/03/2020 - Live: An extraordinary moment of prayer with Pope Francis, tonight at 6pm

Il-Vatikan


26/03/2020 - Coronavirus pandemic: a call to solidarity with the most vulnerable

Statement by various Church entities


25/03/2020 - Church Schools ballots postponed


24/03/2020 - Bishops’ Directives on religious celebrations in the coming months

Directives about the Holy Week and Easter, the First Holy Communion and Holy Confirmation, and feasts


23/03/2020 - The Apostolic Journey by Pope Francis to Malta is being postponed


21/03/2020 - The tragic death of Miriam Pace: what should be done so that yet another loss of life would not be in vain?

Summary of the Opinion Paper by the Environment Commission


16/03/2020 - An additional Mass broadcast from the Curia


13/03/2020 - Updated times for prayers from the Curia


13/03/2020 - General notice and helpline


12/03/2020 - Bishops’ directives regarding Mass – 12/03/20

Christians are invited to join in prayer and avoid going out in accordance with the advice given by the health authorities


12/03/2020 - Prayers broadcast from the Archbishop’s Curia

Christians are invited to join in prayer and avoid going out according to the advice given by the health authorities


03/03/2020 - Church property in Safi to be transformed in a centre for persons with dementia

Another social agreement between the Church and the Government of Malta Ħal Safi


29/02/2020 - Liturgical celebrations to be led by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna in March 2020


28/02/2020 - A choir for the visit of Pope Francis to Malta


25/02/2020 - The Season of Lent


19/02/2020 - Maltese Bishops attend a conference in Bari on migration and peace in the Mediterranean

Bari, Italy


10/02/2020 - Let us welcome Pope Francis with an open heart – Pastoral Letter by the Bishops

Apostolic Journey to Malta by his Holiness Pope Francis


10/02/2020 - Apostolic Journey by Pope Francis to Malta

Announcement of the Apostolic Journey by His Holiness Pope Francis to Malta The Collegiate Parish Church of St Paul's Shipwreck


06/02/2020 - The Malta-Gozo tunnel – no justification in the absence of published studies on the alternatives

Statement about the Report by the Interdiocesan Environment Commission (KA)


02/02/2020 - The strength of any society is measured by the progress of its weakest members – The Auxiliary Bishop

Mass on the Day for Life 2020 St John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta

2019


29/11/2019 - Liturgical celebrations to be led by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna in December 2019


26/11/2019 - Watch: 138 persons graduate from the Pastoral Formation Institute

The Church of the Holy Cross (Capuchins), Floriana


24/11/2019 - Updated: The Diocesan Celebration on the Solemnity of Christ the King


20/11/2019 - The Diocesan Assembly 2019: One Church, One Journey

The pastoral plan for the next four years


19/11/2019 - Cottonera’s open spaces and historic environment under threat


16/11/2019 - Church Schools Entry 2020

More than 1,500 vacant positions for students


10/11/2019 - Make me a channel of your peace – Remembrance Day 2019

Pontifical Mass by Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta


08/11/2019 - The importance of sound planning in Malta – Environment Commission

Message on the occasion of World Town Planning Day 2019


01/11/2019 - The environment: one step forward, two steps back


01/11/2019 - Ir-riforma dwar it-traffikar uman u l-prostituzzjoni

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