Maltese missionary priest succumbs to Covid-19

Frailes Carmelitas Bolivia

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.”

El Carmelo de Bolivia saluda al Padre Valeriano Mercieca un hermano, misionero ferviente que hoy salió de este jardín…

Posted by Frailes Carmelitas Bolivia on Saturday, August 1, 2020

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.

Missio jsellem lill-missjunarju Patri Valerjan Mercieca li mar jiltaqa' mal-ħallieq wara li ħakmu l-Corona Virus waqt…

Posted by Missio Malta on Sunday, August 2, 2020

The Balluta Parish also paid tribute to the priest, who had once served in the parish.

B'niket inħabbru l-mewt ta' Patri Valerjan Mercieca O.Carm. li miet fil-Peru' fejn kien qed iservi bhala…

Posted by Madonna tal-Karmnu Balluta on Saturday, August 1, 2020