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.

The Archbishop’s constant plea at the peak of the pandemic was not to lose hope in difficult times, to take care of one another in every possible way and not forget those most in need. In his homilies, the Archbishop also appealed for institutions to be helped do their duty and provide justice, complete information and the truth.

This 700-page publication includes 50 pages of photographs taken during various celebrations held in parishes and other activities. The front cover features the Archbishop blessing a girl during the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Valletta.

‘Kelma ta’ Ħabib’ also includes an analytical index and QR codes that lead readers to the videos of the homilies. This book is published by the Communications Office of the Archdiocese of Malta and is sponsored by APS Bank plc.

The sixth edition of ‘Kelma ta’ Ħabib’ is being sold at €15 and may be purchased from The Archbishop’s Curia in Floriana, Preca Library in Blata il-Bajda, Emmaus in Birkirkara or online on The book can also be delivered by post. For further information, please call 25906208.