Watch: Archbishop’s Seminary, Mount St Joseph open their doors to carers amid Covid-19 pandemic

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Archbishop Charles Scicluna has urged the faithful to take of the most vulnerable during these trying times in reference to the residents at Ħal Far Open Centre who have been placed under mandatory quarantine after some individuals tested positive for coronavirus.

During the homily on Holy Saturday, Archbishop Scicluna highlighted that one cannot be compassionate with fellow citizens and show no emotion towards foreigners. He added that it was not enough to say that Ħal Far residents were still young as he prayed to the Lord to protect them during the pandemic.

Archbishop Scicluna also spoke about renewal and environmental protection.

He saluted all those working on the frontline against the coronavirus mentioning the carers who take care of the elderly and have been under lockdown since the coronavirus outbreak in Malta. Such measures were taken by various nursing home to protect vulnerable individuals living at different institutions.

100 carers working at elderly rest and care homes are currently residing at the Archbishop’s Seminary while 50 carers are residing Mount St Joseph. Frontline workers have chosen to leave their homes and find a different place to reside in, in order to protect their families. Meanwhile some friars are living at Mater Dei Hospital while a priest is living at Corradino Correctional Facility.

Archbishop Scicluna remarked that once the pandemic was over, the faithful could visit the shrine where Jesus was buried at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

The Archbishop urged the faithful to pray to God so that they may be more compassionate.