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Posted by Archdiocese of Malta on Monday, November 2, 2020

When we visit a cemetery to pray for our loved ones who have passed away, it brings up a lot of emotions but we must keep in mind that a cemetery is a small city built on our past but which gives hope for the future, said Archbishop Charles J Scicluna.

The Archbishop was celebrating a Mass on All Souls Day, at the Addolorata Cemetery. For this mass, the Archbishop invited one family member of all COVID-19 victims. He also encouraged the faithful to pray for those who have died of COVID-19.

During his homily, Archbishop Scicluna said that the coronavirus pandemic has thought us one thing for sure, that we are so weak and that there are many more precious things in our lives.

“The pandemic thought us what the humiliation of death means. Those who died of COVID-19 and their families and friends can understand the heartbreak of losing someone they love without the possibility to express their sorrow,” said Archbishop Charles Scicluna.

On behalf of the people, during his homily, Archbishop Charles Scicluna expressed sympathy and compassion to those who lost their love ones due to COVID-19. He stated that even though they are gone the hope we have in God keeps us united.