Posts Tagged ‘Malta’

Vatican bank chasing millions of euros in Malta Comments 0

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The Vatican bank has started legal proceedings in Malta against those it holds responsible for the loss of millions of euros in an investment fund. Maltese judge, Mr Justice Wenzu Mintoff, will preside over the case. His role will include deciding the bank’s total losses. The Vatican statement says the losses are “significant.” It also Read more

Bishop urges synod to find merciful pathways for remarried Comments 0

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

A Maltese bishop has appealed for pathways for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics who want to experience God’s mercy. In a pastoral letter, Bishop Mario Grech of Gozo wrote that “God’s mercy is not only a doctrine alongside the doctrine of marriage and the family, but is at the heart of Christian doctrine”. The pastoral Read more

Conservative cardinal confirms Francis is to sack him Comments 2

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The conservative prefect of the Apostolic Signatura appears to have confirmed reports that Pope Francis is to assign him to a lesser role. American Cardinal Raymond Burke confirmed to the National Catholic Reporter that he has been told he will be removed from his current role. Asked who told him he would be removed, Cardinal Read more

Prince William goes to Mass in Malta visit Comments 0

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, has attended his first public Catholic Mass in an official capacity, during a visit to Malta. The Duke of Cambridge was in the Mediterranean nation representing Queen Elizabeth II at the 50th anniversary of Malta’s independence. He went to a Thanksgiving Mass at St John’s Read more

Malta parishes asked to host persecuted Christian families Comments 0

Friday, September 12th, 2014

A bishop in Malta has asked every parish in his diocese to host at least one refugee family from Iraq or Syria. Bishop Mario Grech of Gozo in Malta made the call during a homily on the feast of Our Lady of Victories. “I have in my heart all those who are victims of atrocity, Read more

Vatican sex crimes prosecutor named auxiliary bishop of Malta Comments 0

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican’s sex crimes prosecutor, has been named auxiliary bishop of Malta, an Associated Press report said. Scicluna, who was dubbed “promotor of justice,” worked directly under then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI. “He carried out this role very differently to others, both within the Vatican and outside,” said Iacopo Scaramuzzi, Read more

Catholic Malta votes in favour of divorce – only just Comments 0

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Malta, one of the most Catholic countries in the world has approved the introduction of divorce. In the referendum the people voted by a majority of 54%, to allow couples to divorce after at least four years of separation; when ‘there is no reasonable hope’ of reconciliation. Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi, who campaigned for a ‘No’ vote, said: “The Read more