Watch: Public Masses will resume on 13th June

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Archbishop Charles Scicluna announced the details on liturgical celebrations which will resume from the 13th of June.

The Archbishop said that the precautionary measures to be implemented have been discussed with the relevant authorities.

  • Depending on the size of the church, people will be allowed to enter for Mass
  • Social distancing, washing of hands and the use of face masks and visors will be enforced
  • During the giving of the host no words will be exchanged 
  • Funeral ceremonies resumed on 22 May under certain conditions
  • Discussions will also be held with Parish priests
  • Archbishop Scicluna appealed the public to wear visors rather than a facemask during Mass celebration
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12:33 Archbishop Scicluna said that on behalf of the Archdiocese of Malta, Fr Andre Zaffarese is liaising with the health authorities and Fr Daniel Sultana is liaising on behalf of the Diocese of Gozo.
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12:30 Archbishop Scicluna said that they prefer for liturgical celebrations to be held outdoors rather than indoors.

He also said that Churches in Malta and Gozo have the advantage of being big in stature.
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12:28 External feast celebrations will not be allowed as mass gatherings are still not allowed as advised by authorities.
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12:27 Marriage ceremonies can also be held but choirs are not permitted at this stage.
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12:25 In the case of Baptisms, will be allowed once again but with certain amendments will be implemented during the ritual.
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12:24 A safe distance should be observed even during confessions.
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12:23 He also said that people are not obliged to attend Mass on Sundays especially if they do not feel safe yet to go out or are not feeling well.
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12:22 Archbishop Scicluna appealed the public to wear visors rather than a facemask during Mass celebration.
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12:21 During the giving of the host, no words will be exchanged between the priest and the person receiving it.
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12:18 Archbishop Scicluna said that the majority of the priests are over the age of 65 and therefore the Church will continue to emphasise on the importance to observe the measures against the virus and people who are not feeling well are asked to not attend public Masses.
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12:17 We are live again. Archbishop Scicluna is being interviewed by Fr Joe Borg.
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12:14 During the press statement, the Archbishop said that the decisions announced were taken during an Episcopal conference held today.
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12:11 Archbishop Scicluna's address ends here.

An interview led by Fr Joe Borg will soon commence.
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12:10 Archbishop appealed to the public to cooperate with the Church Authorities to make Mass celebrations a positive experience once again and not a place where people get ill.
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12:09 Discussions will also be held with Parish priests.
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12:08 Social distancing, washing of hands and the use of face masks and visors will be enforced, said Archbishop Scicluna.

These measures will also be implemented during communion.
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12:06 The Archbishop said that the precautionary measures to be implemented have been discussed with the relevant authorities.

Depending on the size of the church, people will be allowed to enter for mass.
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12:06 Scicluna has announced that liturgical celebrations will recommence on the 13th and 14th May.
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12:03 Archbishop Scicluna is addressing the press conference.
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11:52 An interview with the Archbishop, led by Fr Joe Borg will follow.
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11:51 Archbishop Charles Scicluna is expected to deliver a press statement at 12:05 pm.
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