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Archbishop Scicluna said that although it was a pleasant film there were some inaccuracies to the real characters/personalities of the two Popes.
As portrayed in the film Pope Benedict is not the Pope I know.
The last question to the Archbishop: What do you think of the film; The Two Popes?
"We need to give our country hope and us leaders we need to get it right" Archbishop Scicluna said that we need to give our support as a county to Prime Minister Abela.
Asked by Fr. Joe Borg on the newly appointed Prime Minister Robert Abela, Archbishop Scicluna said that he was pleased to hear Prime Minister Abela saying he is pro-life.
The message conveyed by the Church on certain current affairs needs to be impartial. But the Church has the responsibility to issue its statements. He mentioned how he receives many labels because he voices the Church's opinion. Said that sometimes they are insensitive but do not dishearten him.
The work of Caritas Malta is being discussed during the interview.
To increase the numbers of people who attend mass is one of the biggest challenges. "I believe that before we preach we need to live the experiences" Archbishop Scicluna.
Around 70% of believers go to mass once a month. It is vital that we increase this number not just on a monthly basis but daily and weekly too.
What is being done by the Church to reach those who are not religious or are not spiritual? Archbishop Scicluna said that the Church in Malta has many priests who lead by example and are a helping hand to society who has been facing many modern challenges.
A question sent to the Archbishop, by one of the viewers of this interview, was regarding if people who claim they were abused if they are to be compensated, Archbishop Scicluna said that the Church investigates cases accordingly.
Archbishop Scicluna compared the rescuing of migrants to the shipwreck of St. Paul.
Regarding the issue of illegal immigration and that Malta has the responsibility to rescue and provide shelter to migrants seeking a better life, Archbishop Scicluna explained that for us as a country it is a struggle but we have the responsibility to give a better life to them.
The visit last week to the Peace Lab was the 2nd visit to the migrants being taken care of by Fr. Dijonisju Mintoff.
Fr Joe Borg asked the Archbishop about his visit to Peace Lab Malta. Scicluna described his visit to the migrants as fruitful. He said he believes that as a society we need to learn how to live in a society that embraces cultural differences that means including also the cultural differences of migrants in Malta.
The Archbishop said that he is not against satire but thinks the float was insensitive.
Regarding the drawing of the carnival float which associated the Archbishop with the abuse cases in Dar San Guzepp, Archbishop Scicluna said that is not acceptable.
Archbishop Scicluna being interviewed live on Newsbook.com.mt
The interview will also be aired on Tuesday at 1pm on the radio station 103 Malta’s Heart.