Watch: When will public masses resume? Archbishop Scicluna answers

On his 61st birthday, Archbishop Scicluna is interviewed on 103 Malta's Heart

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Archbishop Charles Scicluna interviewed on 103 Malta’s heart as he turns 61 today. The interview will be led by Fr Joe Borg.

13:18 Thank you for following this blog.
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13:17 The interview on 103 Malta's heart, with Archbishop Charles Scicluna, ends here.
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13:17 The Archbishop also said that the Curia will wait for the authorities to give the go-ahead for this.
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13:15 Archbishop Scicluna said that he only wishes at this stage for a mass, in the case of funerals, to be celebrated and in such cases all the necessary measures such as social distancing will be observed.
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13:12 Fr Joe mentioned how in Italy authorities will re-open churches.

The Archbishop said that in Malta the authorities are very cautious as they do not want an environment that is not safe for the people.

He expressed his wish that the Catholic community prays for all the authorities helping in the fight against coronavirus.

Archbishop Scicluna said he does not want to open the Churches when the situation is not safe yet.
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13:10 He thinks that there is the need to disseminate hope as it is also mentioned in gospels, especially during this pandemic and the difficulties it is making us go through.
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13:09 Scicluna is mentioning the fund that had been launched by the Church and administered by the Archbishop aimed at assisting the vulnerable and the people in need.
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13:07 Archbishop Scicluna said that those 3 words are not always easy to learn and say in families that go through the hardship of domestic violence for example, and therefore the Church must provide shelter to their sorrows.
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13:05 On this special occasion, on his birthday, Archbishop Scicluna said a few words as a message to all the families, especially during these times.

The Archbishop said that we need to learn how to say please, thank you and sorry. These are the 3 words that we shall learn to say within a family.
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13:02 Fr Joe Borg asked the Archbishop what are his plans on his birthday.

The Archbishop said that he is at his mother's because on his birthday he always thanked his parents. As a tradition on his birthday, he always gave them a thank you card. He also visited his father's grave at the cemetery.
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13:00 On Tuesday Archbishop Charles Scicluna donated 700 solidarity meals, an initiative launched by Caritas Malta. The donation was made as part of his 'celebration' for his 61st birthday.
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12:58 During Newsbook Hour Fr Joe Borg will be interviewing Archbishop Charles Scicluna who turns 61 today.
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12:58 Good afternoon and welcome to Newsbook.com.mt live blog.
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