“We disassociate ourselves from the banners” – The Feast Commission of Our Lady of Mt Carmel

The Chairman, Secretary and members of The Feast Commission of Our Lady of Mt Carmel issued a statement to clarify that none of the members were involved and that they disassociate themselves from the incident of the banners put up for the feast of St Gregory in Sliema.

St Gregory and Our Lady of Mount Carmel took their rivalry to the streets of Sliema with the Balluta Mount Carmel festa enthusiasts putting up a banner on Carmel Street, that read: “Ours is the most beautiful statue. Yours is the ugliest in Malta.” The banner was later on moved up towards Manuel Dimech street, closer to the two rival parishes.

The Feast Commission of Our Lady of Mt Carmel appealed for a meeting between both parish festa committees in order to discuss the way forward.