Cancel Pope-Muscat meeting – academics

A group of academics, including a former rector of the University of Malta and a high-level official of the Archdiocese of Malta sent a letter to the Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Alessandro D’Errico asking for the cancellation of the visit of Prime Minister Muscat to Pope Francis which is scheduled for December 7.

The visit has been planned for a very long time before the present political and legal crisis hit the Maltese Islands.

In the letter they said that such a meeting “following the revelation of criminal activity at the highest levels of power in our land” and local and international calls for the resignation of the Prime Minister is “totally unwise and pastorally undesirable”.

Newsbook.com.mt is also informed that many people phoned the Nunciature to show their concern and disapproval for such a meeting. Those who phoned were told to write an email or letter to the Nunciature which they would then forward to the Secretariat of State.

A delegation from the civil society Repubblika also met the Nuncio to protest against this meeting.

On Wednesday a group of other academics signed a letter asking for the immediate resignation or dismissal of the Prime Minister.

The family of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, the Partit Nazzjonalista and many professional associations, asked for the immediate resignation of the Prime Minister.