EU funds help restore historic Maltese churches

Jeremy Wonnacott (DOI)

Restoration works in five historic Maltese churches have been funded with the help of around €500,000 in EU funds, thus helping preserve cultural heritage for future generations.

Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi elaborated on the funding at a press conference in Kirkop, home to one of the five churches being restored: the Parish Church of St Leonard. The parish church secured around €100,000 for the restoration of its façade, in a bid to reverse the deterioration brought about by the passage of time.  

The other churches benefiting from EU funding are the Collegiate Church of the Immaculate Conception in Bormla, the Chapel of St Theresa of Avila in Valletta, the Santa Marija tal-Ħlas Chapel in Żejtun and the Parish Church of St Catherine in Żurrieq.