Bishop Galea-Curmi reflects on the environmental degradation of Malta

Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi asked whether future generations would only be surrounded with buildings, high-rise buildings, lack of open air spaces and heavy traffic during his homily.

Mgr Galea-Curmi was celebrating mass marking the Day for Creation and on the occasion of ending the month dedicated to Creation within the Church at Ta’ Ġieżu in Rabat. The mass was organised by the Church’s Interdiocesan Environment Commission.

The Auxiliary Bishop told those present that it’s society’s responsibility that the children of tomorrow inherit a country where creation is taken care of and respected.

Galea-Curmi said that the Season of Creation came to an end on the day dedicated to St Francis of Assisi, and it was with the help of this saint that one should appreciate God’s creation and see it as a clear sign of God’s love to humanity. Galea-Curmi reminded those present that God gave us living beings to take care of, saying that everyone should respect living things, even those that seem very small.

Mgr Galea-Curmi referred to the reading from the Genesis and explained how God had created animals and birds which God then entrusted into the human’s care, explaining that God invites man and then leaves it up to him to decide.

In his homily, Galea-Curmi also reminded the faithful that the Interdiocesan Environment Commission had advised about waste management and that the Holy Father had spoken about water on 1 September.