All pilgrimages for 2020 cancelled

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

After taking note of and following the public indications given by the competent health authorities, the Bishops of Malta and Gozo have decided that no other pilgrimages will take place this year.

Archbishop Charles Scicluna, Bishop Mario Grech, Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi and Bishop-elect Anton Theuma took the decision to cancel the processions in the form of pilgrimages. The decision comes after the recent coronavirus developments.

On Friday the Ministry for Health issued a statement to announced that the procession in the form of a pilgrimage will be limited to 100 people. 

As the number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise again government received appeals to cancel all mass events. Many event organisers have cancelled their events as a precautionary measure against the spread of the virus even though no legal notice has been issued on the matter.