Watch: Archbishop Scicluna appeals for EU solidarity on illegal migration

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Archbishop Charles Scicluna has welcomed the government’s decision to disembark 425 migrants in Malta after days onboard the Captain Morgan vessels.

In his comments to Newsbook.com.mt Archbishop Scicluna said that this was an act of love but has also appealed for the support of other European countries to assist Malta and show solidarity in view of this crisis.

Mgr. Charles Scicluna stated this during his homily while celebrating mass on Sunday morning at the St Paul’s Grotto, in Rabat. He said that Malta can be a part of a solidarity chain that proves the human aspect of our people.

In his comments to this newsroom, Archbishop Scicluna said that whenever we welcome people into our society it is always a challenge which brings its own risks. He then said that the risk can be turned into a blessing from God.

The Archbishop was referring to the government’s decision to let in 425 migrants which were on board Captain Morgan vessels.

Late on Saturday night, after what according to sources who spoke to this newsroom were hours of delicate negotiations, the government of Malta relented and permitted the migrants aboard the Captain Morgan’s Europa II to berth in Malta.