Papal visit: Vatican delegation in Malta in the coming days

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A delegation from the Vatican will be in Malta in the coming days, Archbishop Charles Scicluna explained in his comments to Newsbook.com.mt. The Apostolic visit to Malta by Pope Francis was formally announced on Monday morning. Pope Francis will be on an official visit to Malta on 31 May.

Archbishop Scicluna explained that final decisions on the programme will be taken following this visit.

Newsbook.com.mt spoke to President George Vella, Minister for National Heritage José Herrera who attended mass in lieu of Prime Minister Robert Abela and Opposition Leader Adrian Delia.

President George Vella described the visit as “wonderful news”. He remarked that the visit was an opportunity for the nation to unite.

Opposition Leader Adrian Delia said that he was surprised by the news. He described it as a unique opportunity for Malta to welcome the Holy Father.

Minister José Herrera who represented the government at the Pontifical Mass said that he was elated by the Pope’s visit to Malta.