Watch: Archbishop launches the renewal process ‘One Church, One Journey’

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

On Sunday, on the Solemnity of the Blessed Trinity, Archbishop Charles Scicluna formally launched the document ‘One Church, One Journey’.

The document is a hopeful vision for the Church in Malta and initiates a process of renewal inspired by this hope.  

During the Sunday Mass at the St Paul’s Grotto, in Rabat, the Archbishop said that he is grateful to all those who contributed to bringing this document to life, which has also been revised after the sudden changes that we all experienced during these past months of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Archbishop Scicluna said that ‘One Church, One Journey’ offers a vision of becoming “church” rooted in that promoted by Pope Francis, in particular in his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium.

The document also indicates the specific processes that the Archdiocese is committing itself to start and implement in these next four years. 

“I call upon all entities of the Church in Malta; parishes, religious congregations, schools, lay movements, families and all others, to be imbued by the spirit of this vision and to journey together as one Church on this process of discernment. The renewal that we all hope for is not something being “imposed from above”, but will flourish organically, in all sectors of the Church, as it grows and unfolds in many pockets” – said Archbishop Charles Scicluna.

Enlightened and led by the one Spirit, as one Pilgrim People, the Archbishop said that the Church will continue writing the story of the local Church that began when St Paul the Apostle himself, was welcomed on our shores. Scicluna said that always grateful that St Paul brought to us the Word of salvation, we ask for his intercession to continue protecting our country and the Church in Malta. 

The Archbishop invited the public to read through the document and to reflect on it personally and in our small communities so we all participate in and contribute to this process of ecclesial renewal.