Archbishop Scicluna to discuss outcomes of anticipated Papal visit

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Parish priests in Malta and Gozo will be meeting Archbishop Charles Scicluna to discuss the Papal visit to Malta. In a notification sent to all parish priests, the Archbishop is requesting a meeting for Wednesday morning with the aim to discuss the possible outcomes of Pope Francis visit to Malta.

Also, a pastoral letter, focusing on the Papal visit, penned by Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Gozo, Bishop Mario Grech, will be read on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February.

Pope Francis is expected to visit Malta on the 31st of May. This will be the first trip to Malta by a pontiff in 10 years.

International media is reporting that during the Pope’s visit to Malta he is expected to defend the rights of migrants trying to reach Europe.

On Monday the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Gozo and Bishop Mario Grech announced that Pope Francis will be welcomed at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu.