Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
Covid-19 has claimed the life of Fr Valerjan Mercieca, a Carmelite priest who has long served as a missionary among the poor in Bolivia.
Fr Mercieca’s 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.”
Missio Malta confirmed that the priest succumbed to Covid-19 in the course of his missionary work, and as it saluted him, the organisation emphasised that he spent his life working among the poor.
The Balluta Parish also paid tribute to the priest, who had once served in the parish.