Curia closes offices, sets up helpline

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

As from 14 March all Curia offices will be closed, the Archdiocese of Malta announced on Friday in a statement.

The offices which will be closed for public include the Marriage Office, the Caritas Central Office and the Ecclesiastical Tribunals. The Archdiocese said that this was being done as a precautionary measure to safeguard the health and security of the general public as well as its employees due to the ongoing situation.

The Curia has also launched a helpline on which the general public can contact the Archdiocese. The helpline for those who have urgent queries relating to the Archdiocese’s work is 79241281 and will be receiving calls between 9.00 and 16.00. One may also contact the Archbishop’s Curia via email on info@maltadiocese.org.

The Archbishop’s Curia communication office also published an updated schedule showing the various times when mass will be streamed live. Mass is also being streamed on Newsbook.com.mt.

From Monday to Sunday Mass is being streamed daily at 9.30am. On Saturday an additional mass is being streamed at 6.30pm. The mass will be streamed from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu in Gozo. The recitation of the rosary will be streamed from Monday to Friday at 5.30pm.

These are also being streamed on TVM2 and on the official website of the Archdiocese of Malta, Knisja.mt.

On Thursday following the recent developments on coronavirus, the Curia announced that all daily masses and masses held on Sundays, children’s catechesis were cancelled with immediate effect.

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