Last Saturday, the Għaqda tal-Pawlini met Archbishop Charles Scicluna and the President George Vella as part of the opening celebrations for the 50 year anniversary since the establishment of this organisation.
The statement from Għaqda tal-Pawlini specified that the meeting took place in San Anton Palace, whereby the President of the organisation, Mario Cassar, explained the organisation’s mission across the parish community in Valletta. Their work includes the preparations for the Feast of St Paul’s Shipreck and other social work within the community as well as taking care of the activities organised to celebrate the organisation’s 50th anniversary. The President Vella thanked the organisation for all its work and on behalf of the Maltese, he expressed his gratitude towards the organisation for managing to keep the event of St Paul’s Shipreck in Malta commemorated.
The organisation then visited Archbishop Scicluna in the Archbishop’s Curia. Here, Cassar spoke, together with the new Archpriest Dun David Cilia, about the various works of the organisation within the parish. The Archbishop praised the organisation’s efforts and its work throughout the years while thanking it for its invaluable work within the Parish.
The President and the Archbishop were presented with a photo of the statue portraying St Paul preaching, by the artist Melchiorre Gafà. The Għaqda tal-Pawlini also presented a copy of the Feast publications, the Feast programme as well as the magazine Leħen iż-Żgħażagħ published by the Fergħa Żgħażagħ Pawlini.