Watch: Cardinal Grech was not born wise; he became wise – Archbishop Scicluna

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Archbishop Charles Scicluna said that Cardinal Prospero Grech was not born wise but he became wise. Mgr Scicluna presided over a praesente cadavere mass for the repose of the soul of Cardinal Grech.

Cardinal Prospero Grech was born as Stanley Grech in Birgu in 1925. He took the name Prospero when he joined the Augustinian Order in 1943. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1950 at St John Lateran Basilica. He was the second Maltese priest to be elevated as a cardinal.

Archbishop Scicluna explained that the public knew the Cardinal by his religious name which in its simplicity holds fond memories of a great man.

Speaking about wisdom, Archbishop Scicluna explained that one has to learn and strive to attain wisdom. He described Cardinal Grech as a man of integrity, who was disciplined and had love for each and every person.

Mgr Scicluna said about Cardinal Grech: ‘He was capable of acknowledging each person’s dignity without forgetting his weakness’ and added that Cardinal Grech spoke with authority but from the heart. Mgr Scicluna also remarked that Cardinal Grech would pass constructive criticism, and he would not seek to humiliate.

The mass was con-celebrated by Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Alessandro D’Errico, Apostolic Administrator for Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi, and Bishop Emeritus of Garissa in Kenya Pawlu Darmanin.