Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
Fr Valerian Mercieca, a Carmelite priest who has long served as a missionary, is being laid to rest. His life was claimed by COVID-19.
Mercieca spent some two days in the hospital before succumbing to the illness on Saturday, 1st August. The burial is being held in La Capilla Cemetery – Juliaca.
Fr Mercieca was a missionary among the poor in Bolivia. Indeed, his demise was reported by the Carmelite Order in Bolivia, which expressed its gratitude “for the tireless missionary services our brother gave to our beloved Bolivian lands.” He was also saluted by Missio Malta and the Balluta Parish, since he had been serving in the parish before leaving for Peru.
There will also be a mass held on Thursday 6th August at 9.30am, at the Balluta parish Church. It will be transmitted live on the Balluta Parish Facebook page.