President of Malta George Vella will be paying a state visit to the Holy See and Italy over the next four days. A meeting with Pope Francis is scheduled for Tuesday the 16th of September. A meeting with Vatican state Secretary Pietro Parolin.
On Wednesday, President Vella will be meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinale Palace in Rome.
The delegation accompanying the President of Malta and Mrs Vella also includes Minister for Education and Employment Evarist Bartolo.
Dolores Cristina will be acting President during this period.