Bishop Teuma holds first meeting with Maltese Bishops

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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Bishop of Gozo Anton Teuma has taken part in his first Episcopal Conference, in a meeting which was held at the Archbishop’s Curia in Floriana on Tuesday.

The Episcopal Conference brings together all the bishops within the Archdiocese of Malta, namely Bishop Teuma, Archbishop of Malta Charles Jude Scicluna and Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi, the Titular Bishop of Cebarades. It is presently chaired by Archbishop Scicluna, and its meeting is also attended by Fr Michael Bugeja SJ, the president of the Council of Religious Major Superiors.

During Tuesday’s conference, a letter sent by Bishop Mario Grech, was read out, in which Bishop Teuma’s predecessor expressed his appreciation for the fraternity that governed the Episcopal Conference in his 15 years as the head of the Diocese of Gozo. The bishops, in turn, expressed their gratitude to Bishop Grech for his contribution, and promised him their prayers as he takes up the role of Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops.

The Maltese Episcopal Conference meets regularly to discuss issues that concern both dioceses, and to reflect on the challenges and opportunities faced by the Maltese. It also forms part of the Council of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe and of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community.