Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna visited Fort St. Angelo on Victory Day, celebrating the intercession of Our Lady, as well as commemorating the fallen of World War II.
On Twitter, the Archbishop described the event as ‘an eventful and moving morning’, stating his pleasure at having met so many families.
An eventful and moving morning at Kastell Sant’Anglu on Victory Day (1565; 1943) celebrating the intercession of Our Lady and commemorating the fallen. Good to meet so many families! pic.twitter.com/XRWrlU8V1r
— Bishop CJ Scicluna (@BishopScicluna) September 8, 2019
Victory Day commemorates the end of three historical sieges in Malta. The first, in 1565, is the Great Siege of Malta, in which the Maltese triumphed over the Turks. The second is the Siege of Valletta during the French Blockage ending in 1800, while the third is the Siege of Malta during the Second World War by the Axis forces, ending in 1943.
Mgr. Scicluna was attending a programme of activities covering the whole day from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, at Fort St. Angelo which was one of the several fortresses around Europe chosen for this year’s European Fortress Day.