Vox Pop: How are churchgoers feeling about the Papal visit?

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Newsbook.com.mt met with the churchgoers after the Pontifical Mass on the solemnity of St Paul’s Shipwreck. This morning, the Pope’s visit to Malta was formally announced in mass.

President George Vella read out a letter from the Vatican confirming that the visit will take place on 31 May, at the end of the Pontifical Mass.

Many have expressed surprise at the Apostolic visit to Malta while others said that they always believed that such a day would come. Speaking to Newsbook.com.mt, some noted that this visit will serve as an opportunity to renew one’s faith.

Pope Francis’ visit to Malta will be the fourth Papal visit in 30 years. St John Paul II visited Malta twice, in 1990 and in 2001, when he beatified Dun Ġorġ Preca, Adeodata Pisani and Blessed Nazju Falzon. Pope Benedict XVI visited Malta in 2010.

Journalist: Nicole Borg; Video: Miguela Xuereb