Today Archbishop Emeritus Pawlu Cremona celebrates his 74th birthday.
Mgr. Cremona, who now lives in Dar tal-Kleru, B’Kara, was ordained bishop on 26 January 2007 and served as Archbishop of Malta until 18 October 2014.
In a March 2018 interview with Newsbook.com.mt on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood Mgr. Cremona said that his pastoral work and direct contact with his flock were the most important part of his calling to the priesthood.
“Bringing joy to people”
“I have been at my happiest when I felt able to bring joy to people, whoever they are and whatever their station or ability” said Archbishop Cremona. While accepting his mission as entrusted to him as Archbishop of Malta, Mgr. Cremona’s voice evinced a latent regret that this role took him away from his beloved pastoral work. A role he took on obediently, but which was ultimately to prove too heavy for him.
Mgr. Cremona was born in Valletta on 25 January 1946. He joined the Dominican Order in September 1962 and was ordained a priest on the 22 of March 1969.