Archbishop Charles Scicluna announced that half of the proceeds from the first Archbishop’s Concert will go to assist the family of slain Ivorian national Lassana Cisse Souleymane.
The Archdiocese of Malta organised the first ‘Archbishop’s Charity Concert’ on Sunday. The concert was held at St Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina and featured a classical concert by the Venus Harp Trio and pop guitarist and singer Fiona Cauchi. The aim of the concert is to raise funds for the Archbishop’s Charity Fund, which assists families and persons in need.
Thank you to the great artists, to the sponsors and the generous patrons who made the Archbishop’s Charity Fund Concert 2019 possible! Half of the proceeds will go to help the family of the late Mr Cisse killed in cold blood because “he was black”. pic.twitter.com/uHFrfEDl5l
— Bishop CJ Scicluna (@BishopScicluna) May 19, 2019
During his address, Archbishop Scicluna said that with the permission of those in attendance, part of the proceeds collected during the event will go to help the widow and the children of Cisse’s family. The announcement was followed by rapturous applause from the audience.
Mgr Scicluna while thanking the artists, APS Bank for sponsoring the event, and those in attendance, he said that ‘beauty will save the world, and this illustrated through music’. However he continued, there exist ugliness, elaborating on the ugliness of hatred. Archbishop Scicluna urged for concrete solidarity with Cisse’s family. He reminded that Cisse was in Malta to earn money with which he could support his family, however he was killed in cold blood because ‘he was black’. Archbishop Scicluna explained that one has a duty towards the family he has left behind.
Donations to the Archbishop’s Charity Fund can still be made at the Archbishop’s Curia in Floriana. The Archbishop’s Charity Fund assists families and persons in need.