Archbishop urges all educators to facilitate students’ interaction with Jesus

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Archbishop Charles Scicluna has encouraged Church schools headmasters and administrative staff to ensure that their teachings are in harmony with Pope Francis’ guidelines, as conveyed in his apostolic exhortation ‘Christ is Alive’. This was said during a religious celebration at Imdina’s Cathedral last Tuesday.

The Archbishop urged all educators to facilitate students’ interaction with Jesus. Mgr. Scicluna insisted that it is through our educational system that students are immersed in an environment where their interaction with Jesus is promoted, facilitated and encouraged.

He added that as time goes on, this interaction with Jesus will face obstacles, as some families do not feel obliged to allow an environment where faith is present.

Mgr. Scicluna thanked all those present for their work and commitment, especially to those who have now retired: Sr Antoinette Pace, Marisa Ellul and Manwel Micallef. He also expressed his gratitude towards the Augustinian Sisters, for their 125 years of educational work in Malta.

The Apostolic Nuncio Mgr. Alessandro Enrico informed all those present that the joint commission regarding the use of laptops for Church school tutors has concluded its discussions, and will be announcing the results in the coming weeks. He thanked the commission members representing the Church: Fr Jimmy Bartolo, Fr Charles Mallia, Fr David Cilia and the lawyer Robert Tufigno.

Bishop Mario Grech, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi, Church schools headmasters and senior officials of education directorates were also present for this celebration, which was organised by the Secretariat for Catholic Education.

At the end of the celebration, those present received a copy of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation ‘Christ is Alive’.