Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
In a Facebook post, Caritas Malta said: “Today is a special day for the Caritas family and Maltese society. Mgr. Victor Grech turns 91 years old. Congratulations from the heart Thank you for helping those in need. Thank you for loving without measure. We wish you a wonderful day. We promise you that your work through Caritas Malta will continue to be strengthened through serving those who are vulnerable. We love you very much.”
Mgr. Grech was the director of Caritas Malta for 37 years between 1977 and 2014. He was also one of the founding fathers of Caritas Europa, serving on the Board of Caritas Internationalis and Caritas Europa during the period that Caritas Europa, in its current legal format, was established.
In the publication ‘Moved with Compassion The History of Caritas Europa 1993-2018’, stating his experience in Caritas Malta, Caritas Europe, and Caritas Internationalis, Mgr. Grech said that he considers his service to Caritas Malta, to Caritas Europa and to Caritas Internationalis as a big adventure that demanded courage and life-long commitment.
“I have learned to move beyond self-centredness to connectedness to others. Dialogue is fruitful when it is a struggle to learn from each other. Our basic commitment, however, is to let God touch the core of our humanity and free us to admit that man should be at the centre of any authentic development because no human life is destined to end on a rubbish dump or to be deprived of a decent living. Every human being has the dignity of the child of God,” he said.
Ad multos annos!