A thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated on 9 December to mark elevation of Mgr Mario Grech to a Cardinal.
Bishop Anton Teuma celebrated Mass during the celebration of Christ the King in Gozo
Mass will be held at the Basilica of Christ the King in Paola.
Caskets can now be wheeled into a funeral by persons dressed in regular clothing, such as family members or friends. Before, caskets had to be brought in by persons dressed in full personal protective equipment.
The funeral procession began at 8.45am with various stops around Qormi where he was elected as mayor last year.
According to reports referring to a letter seen by the Catholic News Agency, the Secretariat of State to embassies accredited to the Holy See announced that Pope Francis will celebrate the Vatican liturgies of the Christmas season “in a private form without the presence of members of the diplomatic Corps.”
The Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) has declared a trade dispute with the Secretariat for Catholic Education about the 23 Church schools which are in breach of working conditions of educators.
Proposals made for the new Equality Bill