Toninu jirrakkonta Programm imtella mill mibki Anthony Sultana Francu tan-Nannu il-hanut fit-Triq Dicembru 13.
Feast in Malta and Gozo this weekend
St. Margaret, Sannat (Gozo)
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Balluta (St. Julian’s)
St. Anne, Marsaskala
Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Paul’s Bay
Christ the King, Paola
St. Venera, Santa Venera
St. Joseph, Żebbuġ
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Żurrieq
Ta' Kenuna Cemetery
Maintenance works on the steps of the Cemetery in Ta' Kenuna which was much needed and which now complements the landscaping that is being done in the area. Work continues in these areas during the upcoming days. Nadur Local CouncilEdward Said
NEWS FROM MALTA Scientists may have found freshwater locked in Maltese seafloor from 20,000 years ago Strong indications of freshened groundwater offshore in south-east of Malta between Valletta-Marsascala coastline
Maltese couple to sue government after being stranded abroad by COVID-19 rules After sending a request for travel permission, the vetting team only sent an email with information about quarantine
22 July 2021, by Matthew Agius Antea Camilleri (right) is one of many travellers who got caught up in the confusing rule changes on COVID-19 travel
A Maltese couple stranded abroad by Malta’s changing COVID-19 control requirements have taken the health authorities to court, seeking damages after the return leg of their journey was turned into a nightmare, forcing them to fly to England and stay with family after being refused entry to Malta. This emerged from a judicial protest filed today against the Ministry of Health and the Superintendent of Public Health. Antea Camilleri, Richard Mangion and Camilleri’s seven-year-old child had gone to Portugal on holiday, flying out on July 7. They had taken their PCR tests and submitted the negative results to the Portuguese authorities together with their passenger locator forms. Whilst abroad, in preparation for their return to Malta, they submitted another PCR test which was also negative. But on 12 July, whilst the couple were still abroad, Minister Chris Fearne announced new legal amendments under Legal Notice 301 of 2021, which prohibited persons’ entry into Malta without showing a vaccine certificate before boarding the aircraft. Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/court_and_police/111051/maltese_couple_threaten_to_sue_government_after_being_stranded_abroad_by_covid19_rules#.YPn0YugzZPY
€650: one man's bill for taking out the trash at the wrong time When plainclothes officers pulled up in a hire car, he thought it was a scamNationalWasteVallettaLegislationEnvironment By Sarah Carabott
Neighbours too had taken their trash out early in the morning. Photos: Ivan MalekinA man who added his trash bag to those of his neighbours’, unknowingly leaving it on the pavement outside of collection hours, has been slapped with €650 in fines. Ivan Malekin woke up on Thursday at 9am, believing he had missed garbage collection by two hours. However, upon seeing piles of trash bags outside his neighbours’ doors, he realised that the garbage truck had not yet passed through his road. But as soon as he dropped his trash bag outside the Valletta AirBnB where he has been staying for the past two weeks, two plainclothes officers pulled up in a hire car, flashing their LESA identification cards, he recounted. They informed him that garbage is collected at 3pm and asked him for his ID. 'I thought I was being scammed'Read more: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/650-one-mans-bill-for-taking-out-the-trash-at-the-wrong-time.888424
Lease of Downtown Hotel as home for elderly does not represent abuse of power - Hyzler Wednesday, 21 July 2021, The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life, George Hyzler, has concluded that the government’s decision to lease the Downtown Hotel in Rabat, Gozo, for use as a home for the elderly did not represent an abuse of power or a breach of ethics. The hotel was leased in 2020 as a precautionary measure against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Standards Commissioner came to this conclusion after considering a complaint from independent candidate Arnold Cassola against Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri. The complaint alleged that the lease of the hotel was abusive because a property built on government land, the Lourdes Home run by the Dominican Sisters, was available as an alternative. This property was allegedly better suited for use as a home for the elderly, and it would have been less expensive than the Downtown Hotel. The Commissioner found that the decision had been taken by the Cabinet, and the Lourdes Home belonged to the Dominican Sisters, not the government. The nuns did not consider the Lourdes Home to be suitable as a home for the elderly, and they were unwilling to make it available for this purpose. Therefore, the Commissioner did not uphold the complaint. Read more: www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-07-21/local-news/Lease-of-Downtown-Hotel-as-home-for-elderly-does-not-represent-abuse-of-power-Hyzler-6736235370
Man tries to pay fine at Naxxar local council with 1c coins, ends up at police station Wednesday, 21 July 2021, A man on Wednesday tried to pay a fine with just 1 cent coins at the Naxxar local council, an act which saw him end at the locality’s police station for his troubles. In a status on their Facebook page, the Naxxar local council said that the man had tried to play a practical joke at the council by paying the fine using 1 cent coins. The apparent joke however backfired, the council said, as the man ended up at the police station and had to pick up every cent which he dropped and pay the fine in a normal manner.
Police Commissioner is neglecting high-level corruption cases, Repubblika says Repubblika says that the Commissioner is failing to take action against high-profile people accused of corrupt practices - including John Dalli and Rosianne Cutajar
20 July 2021, by Nicole Meilak Repubblika President Robert Aquilina addressing a press conference in front of the Police Force's General Headquarters
Repubblika is demanding a concrete overview of the Police Commissioner’s works against high-level corruption, while accusing him of not taking enough action against politicians and big business. During a press conference on Tuesday, Repubblika President Robert hit out at Commissioner Angelo Gafà for failing to take concrete action against high-profile individuals that have been accused of corrupt practice. “Under you and Robert Abela, impunity contined to reign,” he said, standing outside the Police’s General Headquarters. Aquilina pointed out that Gafà was the Police Force’s Chief Executive Officer prior to becoming the Commissioner for Police. “Could it be that you didn’t notice anything when, in the same building that you worked in everyday, and in such an important position, your colleagues had become one and the same with, and conspired along, criminals and murderers?” Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/111003/police_commissioner_is_neglecting_highlevel_corruption_cases_repubblika_says#.YPdeFegzZPY
Husband gets annulment after proving wife was still married to someone else The two had met on social mediaNationalCourtFamilyPhilippines By Edwina Brincat
A Maltese father claiming to have succumbed to the pressure of a woman who insisted on marrying him when she was actually still married to another man has had his marriage annulled. The man was in his mid-fifties when he first met the Filipino woman, 30 years his junior, on social media. A virtual relationship developed as the two chatted on Messenger and the following year, he offered to pay her airfare so that she might travel to Malta. She accepted his offer and eventually spent time on the island before being targeted by a repatriation order when caught working locally without the necessary permit. Communication between the two persisted but, although the woman obtained a certificate to prove that she was single and although her passport also said so, the man, nonetheless, was not convinced about marriage. Read more: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/husband-gets-annulment-after-proving-wife-was-still-married.888040
Camilleri hopes tell-all on government corruption will lead to new arrests and investigations Monday, 19 July 2021, National Book Council chairman Mark Camilleri will be publishing a book which is set to include “previously untold facts about corruption and the government.” He hopes that the new information will lead to new arrests and police investigations. In a Facebook post, Camilleri said he will be publishing a book on Malta's current political and financial crisis next October.
“It took me a while to decide to write it because the book will reveal many new facts previously not yet told about corruption and the Government. These facts may (hopefully) lead to new arrests and police investigations.” Camilleri said the country is currently in a downward spiral, “politically and financially while we experience a crisis both in governance and the economy. Labour politicians take comfort in the fact that the Labour Party has a big majority of the electorate and will win the next elections come what may, and nothing else matters.”
Rat problem in parts of Marsalforn, residents have been complaining for over a year By Shona Berger Monday, 19 July 2021,
PN Żebbuġ councillor Daniel Cordina has insisted that a boundary wall on private property should be built in accordance with the Law, as this is leading to a rat problem in Triq Frank Debono, Marsalforn, Gozo. In a Facebook post, Cordina said that the owner of this private property cannot continue to be hard-headed and avoid taking action, whilst the respective authorities cannot continue ignoring this case.
In accordance with the Maltese law, owners of a private property such as a field are required to build a seven-course boundary wall. Speaking to the Malta Independent, Cordina explained that this has been going on for over a year and up till now no action has been taken. “As a local council we have received several complaints from residents regarding the matter. It is not only disgusting to have rats near your residency but it can also be dangerous,” Cordina said. “It is also disgusting that something like this is happening due to the lack of respect coming from certain people towards other residents in the area,” Cordina said. He explained that the local council got in touch with the Planning Authority (PA) but in reply, the PA said that this not fall under their responsability. Consequently, Cordina questioned: “if this matter does not fall under the authority of the PA, then, under whom does it fall?” Read more: https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-07-19/local-news/Rat-problem-in-parts-of-Marsalforn-residents-have-been-complaining-for-over-a-year-6736235324www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-07-19/local-news/Rat-problem-in-parts-of-Marsalforn-residents-have-been-complaining-for-over-a-year-6736235324
Ġlieda fuq parkeġġ tħalli wieħed bla suba’ Imtella' Lulju 19, 2021 Miodrag Simonovic, Serb ta’ 39 sena li jaħdem bħala xufier ingħata l-ħelsien mill-arrest wara li wieġeb mhux ħati li l-Ħadd kien involut f’argument ma’ Malti dwar parkeġġ f’San Pawl il-Baħar. L-argument inqala’ għall-ħabta tat-tlieta ta’ waranofsinhar fi Triq il-Port Ruman meta żewġt irġiel bdew jargumentaw dwar parkeġġ vojt fit-triq. Wieħed minnhom beda jisħaq li l-parkeġġ jitħalla vojt għal tow truck li ssejjaħ fuq il-post. Il-qiegħa kompliet tisħon tant li ż-żewġt irġiel ġew fl-idejn, bis-Serb allegatament gidem is-suba’ tal-Malti. Id-difiża mmexxija mill-Avukat Daniel Attard talbet għall-ħelisen mill-arrest wara li argumentat li s-Serb ilu 11-il sena jgħix f’pajjiżna u qatt ma xellef difru mal-ġustizzja. Il-Prosekuzzjoni mmexxija mill-Ispettur Godwin Scerri m’oġġezzjonatx għat-talba tal-ħelsien mill-arrest. Huwa spjega wkoll li l-akkużat ġarrab xi ġrieħi fil-ġlieda u jistgħu jittieħdu passi kriminali wkoll kontra l-Malti li dak il-ħin kienet qed issirlu operazzjoni l-isptar. Aqra iktar: www.tvm.com.mt/mt/news/glieda-fuq-parkegg-thalli-wiehed-bla-suba/
SDM's Beppe Galea becomes first Maltese Chairman of the European Democrat Students Elected with 98% of the vote, Galea will serve as chairman in Europe's largest youth political organisation
18 July 2021, 2:07pm by Nicole Meilak
Gozo's Beppe Galea has been elected chairman of the European Democratic Students (EDS), where he will lead Europe's largest youth political organisation. Having won with 98% of the vote, Galea will be the first Maltese person to occupy the position. He will lead the EDS for a one-year term alongside Ivan Botoucharav, who will serve as the group's secretary-general. Over the past two years, Galea served as secretary-general in Studenti Demokristjani Maltin (SDM), having played an active role in the organisation for five years prior. Following the results, Galea took to Facebook to celebrate the outcome. "Humbled by this result - let's continue to represent students and youth in the best way possible," he wrote.
Man beaten, thrown into sea in front of 'cheering crowd' in Gozo
Police say charges will be pressed against two menNationalCrimeGozoMġarr By Jessica Arena
Mġarr Harbour. Photo: ShutterstockAn African man was attacked by a gang of 15 men, beaten, punched and thrown into the sea in Gozo, egged on by a cheering crowd from nearby catering establishments, according to a social media post. The possible racially motivated attack on "a guy from Somalia" at Mġarr harbour in Gozo around 1am is being investigated by the police. “After repeatedly beating him, he kept getting up trying to explain himself and they kept beating the pulp out of him relentlessly,” the post reads. “At one point a ‘hero’ decided to show what a KING he was in front of a crowd of 100 cheering people, moved a dust bin, moved a table and to the disgusting roar of the horde he punched the guy from Somalia and threw him in the sea. At this point in time he hit his face with a boat. “Not knowing if he could swim (he could have drowned), he pulled himself out embarrassed and humiliated and yet again tried to ask why they treated him like a dog.” Read more: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/man-beaten-thrown-into-sea-in-front-of-cheering-crowd-in-gozo.887575
‘They destroyed my field, my trees, and I still have no compensation’ A farmer in Żabbar falls prey to Infrastructure Malta's methods By Sarah Carabott
Parts of the fields in Żabbar swept of soil in order to widen Triq Bieb is-Sultan. Inset: John Pulis has filed a police report, but the police are treating the case as a civil one. Photos: Karl Andrew Micallef
John Pulis and his siblings woke up last week to find parts of their fields swept of soil after refusing to give up their Żabbar arable land for roadworks without knowing how much they would be compensated for it. Unbeknown to them, Infrastructure Malta had sent workers to clear some 100 square metres – the size of two small one-bedroom apartments – to widen Triq Bieb is-Sultan. The rubble wall bordering the fields was destroyed, as were prickly pear trees laden with fruit and almond trees, while the soil removed from their fields had disappeared. The Pulis family, who come from a long line of farmers, immediately contacted the Lands Authority and were told the value of the site was still being worked out.
Earlier this year, the authority had told Times of Malta it was “entitled to start expropriation procedures only in the case where the government entity involved, such as Infrastructure Malta, makes a formal request. “The process is only formalised once the entity deposits a sum equivalent to the value of the property to be expropriated with the Lands Authority. This system ensures that the respective landowners are compensated in a fair and timely manner.” Read more: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/they-destroyed-my-field-my-trees-and-i-still-have-no-compensation.887389
Robert Abela must denounce Joseph Muscat’s legacy – Grech Sunday, 18 July 2021, Prime Minister Robert Abela needs to denounce Joseph Muscat's legacy for the honour and reputation of the country and for the dignity of the people, Opposition Leader Bernard Grech said on Sunday. Speaking in a brief radio interview on NetFM, he was asked about a statement made by Desmond Zammit Marmarà, that Prime Minister Robert Abela must dissociate himself from his predecessor. "We cannot remain in the shadow of the most corrupt politician in the world in 2019," Grech said.
"If Abela does not do this, it means he will keep defending Joseph Muscat as he always did, and will keep sending the message that he is content with all the bad Joseph Muscat and his friends did," Grech said. "Let us not forget that Robert Abela failed every test he had, such as when he chose to vote against our motions in Parliament, so he was voting in favour of criminality and corruption." Grech criticised the Prime Minister for "not having the courage" to table complete documents regarding Electrogas and Vitals Global Healthcare, for not giving complete information as to what the FATF told Malta to do. Turning to Covid-19, Grech said that this is a situation of great sadness, and that it is unfortunate that at a time meant to be for relaxation, summer, "we are worrying again as numbers are rising. Let's understand that while this is happening around the world, this is also a government failure." Read more: www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-07-18/local-news/Robert-Abela-must-denounce-Joseph-Muscat-s-legacy-Grech-6736235292
PN is ‘modern choice’ for middle-of-the-road voters, Bernard Grech says Nationalist Party leader Bernard Grech closes the party’s general council with an appeal to anyone with a cause to join the party: ‘We are ready to make your causes ours’
17 July 2021, by Kurt Sansone
PN leader Bernard Grech closing the party's general council at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta
Bernard Grech has pitched the Nationalist Party as the “modern choice” of those seeking the “middle road” on many issues dominated by extremes. The PN leader did not specify the issues but indicated that on the environment, development, immigration, work conditions, traffic and the management of the COVID pandemic, the party was best poised to find the middle road. “Because we trust you, we can find middle of the road solutions without panic and without resorting to extremes. [We can do this] Because we are a big party that encompasses a wide variety of ideas. We are capable of working towards compromise, which has been abandoned,” Grech said. Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/110958/pn_is_modern_choice_for_middleoftheroad_voters_bernard_grech_says#.YPNsnOgzZPY
When Xlendi was a place of tamarisk trees and spring water A look back at the Gozitan bay before overdevelopment ate it up By Joe Zammit Ciantar
In the centre of the bay there is a ‘skoll’ – a reef near the surface of the water – to which people swim and stand on. Photo: Joseph Karl Bajada of Facebook page Retro GozoIn the second of a three-part article, Joe Zammit Ciantar reminisces about Xlendi during his childhood days and shares his nostalgic feelings for the hamlet as he knew it and his concern about how it has developed over the years. Read part one. There are some personal experiences associated with Xlendi of my past, which have remained nostalgic to recall and write about. Swimming at XlendiI do not recall my father ever joining mum and us five siblings when we spent a day in Xlendi. We used to take the bus from Pjazza Tomba in Rabat in the morning and return home with the afternoon bus, leaving the bay at about 4pm. Naturally, this took place in summer. As soon as we reached the bay, we would look for shelter under one of the few large tamarisk trees – of which today only one or two remain – that grew by the low wall that divided the street from the beach, settle down clothes and food mum used to prepare with great love for us, and change into our swimsuits. Then we would swim and play in the shallow waters nearby, where mum was sure there was no threatening danger for any of us. Read more: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/when-xlendi-was-a-place-of-tamarisk-trees-and-spring-water.885958
Joe Giglio, Julie Zahra among new faces on PN’s executive Criminal lawyer, former Eurovision singer join PN policy forum Renowned criminal lawyer Joe Giglio and former Eurovision contestant Julie Zahra are two of the new faces on the PN’s executive committee. One of the committee’s key roles is to provide policy direction to the party. With 1,042 votes, Giglio garnered the highest number of votes in this week’s election during the PN’s general council.
Pjazza San Franġisk fir-Rabat b’monument għall-qaddis tal-faqar u l-umiltà Imtella' Lulju 16, 2021 Rapport: Mario Micallef Filmat: CVC MediaIl-qaddis li jirrappreżenta l-faqar u l-umiltà sarlu monument fi pjazza msemmija għalih fir-Rabat, Għawdex. Il-monument lil San Franġisk t’Assisi nħadem fil-bronż f’funderija f’Ruma. Sena mill-inawgurazzjoni tat-tisbiħ ta’ Pjazza San Franġisk fir-Rabat Għawdex, il-proġett ġie komplut f’dawn il-ġranet bl-inawgurazzjoni ta’ monument li jirrappreżenta l-qaddis li l-pjazza ġġib ismu. Aqra iktar: www.tvm.com.mt/mt/news/pjazza-san-frangisk-fir-rabat-bmonument-ghall-qaddis-tal-faqar-u-l-umilta/
Il-Papa Franġisku jista’ jżur Malta f’Novembru li ġej – rapporti Imtella' Lulju 16, 2021 Rapport: Mario Micallef Il-Papa Franġisku jista’ jżur Malta f’Novembru li ġej, bil-vjaġġ jgħaqqad flimkien żewġ ġżejjer Mediterranji: Malta u Ċipru. Din il-ġimgħa, meta l-Papa ħareġ mill-isptar, rapport tal-aġenzija Reuters semma 5 pajjiżi li l-Kap tal-Knisja Kattolika mistenni jżur sa tmiem is-sena, fosthom Malta. Ikkuntattjat minn Television Malta, kelliem uffiċċjali għall-Vatikan ma kkonfermax iżda bit-tweġiba tiegħu ħalla tieqa miftuħa li l-vjaġġ appostoliku għal Malta jista’ jsir erba’ xhur oħra. Il-Papa Franġisku jumejn ilu rritorna l-Vatikan wara 11-il ġurnata fl-isptar Gemelli fejn ġie operat fil-musrana. Għall-kumplament ta’ dan ix-xahar il-Papa m’għandux impenji skedati ħlief it-talba tal-Angelus nhar ta’ Ħadd. Aqra iktar: www.tvm.com.mt/mt/news/il-papa-frangisku-jista-jzur-malta-fnovembru-li-gej-rapporti/
Excavation work on new airport roundabout tunnels is 30% complete Excavations to create a tunnel beneath the airport roundabout are one-third complete as part of the Kirkop Tunnels and Airport Intersection Project
15 July 2021, by Kurt Sansone
Contractors working on a new intersection just outside the airport have already excavated 30% of the tunnels that will connect Ħal Far Road with Vjal l-Avjazzjoni. The 200m long tunnels and their 120m approach ramps started being excavated by Infrastructure Malta last April. They form part of a much larger project called Kirkop Tunnels Airport Intersection Project (KTAIP) that will also see a flyover provide direct access to the Kirkop tunnels from Vjal l-Avjazzjoni. The steel flyover is being manufactured in Spain and will be put in place late next year. The project is expected to cost €18 million and complements another intersection upgrade just outside Luqa, works on which are expected to start shortly. Infrastructure Minister Ian BorgInfrastructure Minister Ian Borg visited the project on Thursday, adding that works were expected to be completed by the end of next year. The first lanes will be open for traffic in January 2022. Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/110927/excavation_work_on_new_airport_roundabout_tunnels_is_30_complete#.YPDjtegzZPY
It-Tieni Jum Tad-Tridu Minn Mario Muscat Quddiesa mmexxija mil-Kappillan ta Kercem Dun Brian Meylak
The Basilica of Nadur Yesterday Photo by Mario Muscat
Jitnizzlu l-linef ghal festa
Ritratt minn Mario Muscat
Jibda jintrama l-Altar tal- kor ghal festa Ritratt minn Mario Muscat
Il-villagg Tal-Hali fin-Nadur jizzejjen ghal festa Ritratt minn Mario Muscat
Nadur in pictures Dahlet Qorrot Bay Photo by Mario Muscat
L' artal tas-Sagrament fin-Nadur Ritratt minn Mario Muscat
Qala windmill and Nadur skyline under a misty sunset By Alessio Sultana
Fountain at Xandriku Street Photo by Mario Muscat
Il vara ta' San Pietru u San Pawl mahduma minn Galard f' Marseille
Il vara ta San Pietru u San Pawl tan Nadur Ghawdex ingibet min Franza fil 1882. F dan ir ritat narawa kif kienet meta waslet l Ispirtu Santu zdied xi snin wara . Dan ir ritrat grazzi lil Darren Vella
Il-lum, 12 ta’ Mejju jaħbat il-153 sena mill-konsagrazzjoni tal-knisja. Il-Konsagrazzjoni ssir billi l-artal jindilek biż-żejt u jitwaħħlu dawk is-slaleb ta’ madwar il-knisja. Il-Konsagrazzjoni tfisser li dik l-art u l-binja tal-knisja ġew mogħtijin lil Alla. Bħalissa lanqas nistgħu nersqu wisq lejn il-knisja. Nistennew il-jum li nerġgħu niltaqgħu hemm. Sadanittant il-knisja kkonsagrata hija kull wieħed u waħda minna li qed nippruvaw inkunu Knisja fid-dar tagħna.
MOMORJI SBIEH TAL-HADD 25 GUNJU, 1967 Il-Parrocca tan-Nadur giet mgħollija ghad Dinjita ta' Bazilika Ritratt kortesija ta' Mario Muscat - Nadur
MEMORIES OF THE PAST IN NADUR Courtesy of Mario Muscat - Nadur
Mill lum c-centru tan-Nadur jerga jiehu ftit hajja meta mistennija jifthu certu hwienet. Dan wara li ghall-ahhar kwazi xahrejn kienu qed jifthu biss l-bank, spizeriji u hwienet tal-ikel, stationery u ironmongeries.
Nappellaw lil kulhadd biex xorta wahda jimxi mad-direttivi kollha tal-awtoritajiet tas-sahha u nirrispettaw lil xulxin.
The stripes flag to commemorate the Parish birthday in Nadur
Beautiful San Blas
By Mario Muscat
Canon Anton Meilaq passes away. Very much humble priest. RIP. http://www.nadurjana.com/in-memoriam.html Għadu kemm ħalliena l-Kan. Anton Meilak, mill-Parroċċa ta' San Pietru u San Pawl, in-Nadur, fl-età ta' 89 sena, li dan l-aħħar kien residenti fid-Dar tal-Kleru, Malta. Il-funeral tiegħu ser isir għada: l-Isqof Mario Grech ser jippresiedi waqt id-difna privata fiċ-Ċimiterju tan-Nadur. Agħtih, o Mulej, il-mistrieħ ta' dejjem.
NADUR IN PICTURES
By Mario Muscat Click on the pictures below to enlarge.
Nadur invokes Our Lady’s intercession Photo: Charles Spiteri
A 1689 painting depicting Our Lady breastfeeding Jesus has been placed near the main altar at St Peter and St Paul Basilica in Nadur to invoke Our Lady’s intercession against the COVID-19 pandemic. The painting, donated to the church on the occasion of the inauguration of the new parish in 1688, must have been commissioned by someone who most probably ex-perienced the 1675-1676 plague which left around 11,300 persons dead. However, Gozo, Lija and Mdina recorded no fatalities. Besides Our Lady, the painting depicts St Michael Archangel, St Roque and St Sebastian, and a lady on the bottom left-hand side, reciting the rosary. Since the Middle Ages, St Sebastian and St Roque were regarded as protectors from various epidemics, including the bubonic plague.
Old farm house in Upper Ramla
Photo by Mario Muscat
THE SHIELD OF THE CONFRATERNITY OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL Made by Chevalier Chancellor Joe Louis Meilak of the Grand Chapter of Malta. The shield will form part of the furniture in the Office of the Confraternity in Nadur, Gozo. Well done Chancellor Joe Louis Meilak. Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master CKSPP
CONFRATERNITY OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL AND FRIENDS WE PRAY TO THE LORD
By Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli - Grand Master Greetings. Messages and prayers from our Reverend Chaplains
Dear All: What seems impossible to us Humans, prayers and supplications will rise like Incense before our merciful Father-God , because for God NOTHING is impossible.
May the Good Lord bless all Medical Teams to find a cure . One of the best prayers I would like to suggest is the Litany of the Saints.
I will keep all in my daily prayers.
Fr Francis Xavier Buhagiar PE Chaplain of the Confraternity St Peter and St. Paul MELBOURNE
Prayer to ask for help, comfort and salvation God the Father, Creator of the world, omnipotent and merciful, that for our love you have sent your Son into the world as a doctor of bodies and souls, look at your kids that at this difficult time of disorientation and consternation in many regions of Europe and the world turn to You in search of strength, salvation, and relief. Deliver us from sickness and fear, heals our patients, comforts his family members, gives wisdom to our rulers, energy and reward to doctors, nurses and volunteers, eternal life to the deceased. Don't abandon us in this time of trial, but deliver us from all evil. All this we ask of you, O Father who, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, you live and reign for centuries. Amen. Santa Maria, Mother of health and hope, pray for us!
Bishops of Europe
Fr. Manuel Martins Chaplain of the Confraternity of St. Peter & St. Paul PORTUGAL
Litany of the Saints Lord, have mercy on us. CHRIST, have mercy on us. LORD, have mercy on us. CHRIST, hear us. CHRIST, graciously hear us. GOD, THE FATHER OF HEAVEN, have mercy on us. GOD THE SON, REDEEMER OF THE WORLD, have mercy on us. GOD THE HOLY GHOST, have mercy on us. HOLY TRINITY, ONE GOD, have mercy on us. HOLY MARY, pray for us. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, pray for us. HOLY VIRGIN OF VIRGINS, pray for us. ST. MICHAEL, pray for us. ST. GABRIEL, pray for us. ST. RAPHAEL, pray for us. ALL YE HOLY ANGELS AND ARCHANGELS, pray for us. ALL YE HOLY ORDERS OF BLESSED SPIRITS, pray for us. ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, pray for us. ST. JOSEPH, pray for us. ALL YE HOLY PATRIARCHS AND PROPHETS, pray for us. ST. PETER, pray for us. ST. PAUL, pray for us. ST. ANDREW, pray for us. ST. JAMES, pray for us. ST. JOHN, pray for us. ST. THOMAS, pray for us. ST. JAMES, pray for us. ST. PHILIP, pray for us. ST. BARTHOLOMEW, pray for us. ST. MATTHEW, pray for us. ST. SIMON, pray for us. ST. THADDEUS, pray for us. ST. BARNABAS, pray for us. ST. LUKE, pray for us. ST. MARK, pray for us. ALL YE HOLY APOSTLES AND EVANGELIST, pray for us. ALL YE HOLY DISCIPLES OF OUR LORD, pray for us. ALL YE HOLY INNOCENTS, pray for us. ST. STEPHEN, pray for us. ST. LAWRENCE, pray for us. ST. VINCENT, pray for us. SS. FABIAN AND SEBASTIAN, pray for us. SS. JOHN AND PAUL, pray for us. SS. COSMOS AND DAMIAN, pray for us. SS. GERVASE AND PROTASE, pray for us. ALL YE HOLY MARTYRS, pray for us. ST. SYLVESTER, pray for us. ST. GREGORY, pray for us. ST. AMBROSE, pray for us. ST. AUGUSTINE, pray for us. ST. JEROME, pray for us. ST. MARTIN, pray for us. ST. NICHOLAS, pray for us. ST. ANTHONY, pray for us. ST. BENEDICT, pray for us. ST. BERNARD, pray for us. ST. DOMINIC, pray for us. ST. FRANCIS, pray for us. ST. MARY MAGDALEN, pray for us. ST. AGATHA, pray for us. ST. LUCY, pray for us. ST. AGNES, pray for us. ST. CECILIA, pray for us. ST. CATHERINE, pray for us. ST. ANASTASIA, pray for us.
San Koronatu fin-Nadur
Tissebbah in-nicca ta San Koronatu Martri li tinsab gewwa l-Bazilka tan-Nadur minn Mark Falzon.
CONFRATERNITY OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL Grand Chapter of Melbourne. Today, the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul organized its Annual BBQ to raise money for charity. As always, it was a very successful event and all the patrons were very happy. Thank you to all the volunteers who came to help yesterday and today. God bless you all. Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli - Grand Master and the Supreme Council.
CONFRATERNITY OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL Our mission is to helping the poor in Peru. Medic by day, priest by night: a Gozitan missionary in the Amazon By John Paul Cordina.
Photo from left: Chevalier Joe Louis Meilak, Fr. Raymond Portelli and Chevalier Carmel Saliba presenting a donation to the mission in Peru.
What’s it like to be a doctor and a priest in one of the most remote cities on earth? Fr Raymond Portelli, a Gozitan priest who has called Peru his home for the past 26 years, recounted his experiences on 103 Malta’s Heart, on the programme Newsbook Hour presented by Fr Joe Borg. Fr Portelli is based in Iquitos, a city of around 400,000 people located in the Amazon basin. The city is the world’s largest city that cannot be reached by road: it is only accessible by river or air. Fr. Portelli is the parish priest of the St Martín de Porres parish, with a population of 18,000 people. Around a fifth of his parishioners are comfortably middle-class, but the vast majority are poor, with around a tenth living in extreme poverty. Households do have running water and electricity, but many live in simple wooden shacks on dirt roads. Due to the city’s isolation, job creation efforts are limited and unemployment is a significant problem. Many people try to eke out a living through fishing, agriculture or by selling trinkets on the streets of the city. Caring for the body and soul As the only priest in the parish – though a number of laypeople do help out – Fr Portelli seeks to look after his community’s pastoral needs. But he also identified another need: for healthcare. “I have always been interested in medicine, even before I joined the seminary,” he explains. Consequently, he obtained a dispensation from Gozo Bishop Nikol Cauchi to study medicine at Iquitos’ university part-time, and graduated as a medical doctor after nine years. He often sees patients at the parish, but notes that his parishioners clearly distinguish between his two roles. “They call me doctor by day, and father by night,” he notes. Helping out in the jungle Though he is based in the city, Fr Portelli regularly ventures outside the parish to provide religious and medical services to isolated communities along the Momón River, a small tributary of the Amazon. Travelling by speedboat to reach a series of tiny villages, with the most distant one 12 hours away, the priest encounters a completely different reality. These communities are virtually inaccessible most of the year, as a drop in water levels reduces the river to a muddy path, and are thus mostly self-reliant. People live in small huts with no doors – theft not being a concern in such an isolated place – in communities with no shops or facilities. Stocking up on medicines for the journey, Fr Portelli takes care of common ailments such as diabetes and malaria. If more serious health issues are identified, he offers to take patients to the city, but they often refuse, as they are unwilling to leave their families behind. Once all patients are treated, Fr Portelli holds a catechism session and celebrates mass, often illuminated by candlelight or kerosene lamps – electricity is unheard of so deep in the jungle. Though most are baptised Catholics, even non-Catholics attend mass out of respect. Living conditions may be harsh, but Fr Portelli also notes that there is a strong sense of community in these villages, with people helping each other out. Everyone knows everyone else, and everyone helps out whenever a new house is built. But every so often, village inhabitants try their luck in the city, effectively severing their ties with the community they grew up in. And as a result, they often feel lost among the city’s 400,000 inhabitants, struggling to fit in.
FLAG OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL
The flag of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul created by the Grand Master Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli and put in details by Ross Sabatini.
The flag is now registered as a Trade Mark in the Australian Federal Government IP Australia. Our aim is that one day the flag will fly in St. Peter Paul Square in Nadur during the feast of Mnarja.
Nadurama Poezija ta' Peter Paul Vella
Ghana fic-Centru Kulturali Malti gewwa Melbourne, l' Awstralja
Kelinu Vella Haber (1913-2014) Imwieled fin-Nadur fl-1 ta’ Ottubru tal-1913, Kelinu, kif ħafna kienu jsibuh, kien wieħed mill-aktar Nadurin li taw sehem attiv fit-tiswir u t-tisħiħ tal-ilsien Malti matul is-seklu għoxrin. Kien edukat fisSeminarju t’Għawdex u wara filKulleġġ tal-Ġiżwiti f’Birkirkara. Għamel xi żmien novizz mas-Soċjetà Missjunarja ta’ San Pawl u kien hemm li ltaqa’ mal-poeta Karmenu Vassallo. Fost il-ħafna inizzjattivi siewja tiegħu favur il-Malti, huwa waqqaf ‘ix-Xirka għat-Tixrid tal-Ilsien Malti’, u miegħu kien hemm Anton Buttigieg, Ġużè Bonnici, Ġużè Chetcuti u Ġorġ Pisani, li nislu wkoll huwa min-Nadur. L-ewwel laqgħa saret fil-15 ta’ Jannar 1939. Fl-1940 Vella Haber waqqaf din ix-Xirka wkoll ġewwa n-Nadur u din ħadmet bis-sħiħ favur aktar edukazzjoni u tixrid tal-lingwa Maltija kif ukoll biex jinxtered il-litteriżmu. Dan għen lil ħafna żgħażagħ kif ukoll lill-isforzi favur l-emanċipazzjoni tal-mara. Ħeġġeġ ħafna żgħażagħ jibdew jiktbu u mbagħad il-kitba tagħhom kienet tinqara fuq irrediffusion. Fost iż-żgħażagħ li kienu msieħba u ffurmata fl-għaqda li waqqaf Kelinu nsibu persunaġġi bħal Guido De Marco, Charles Camilleri u Frans Ebejer. Kien ukoll membru għal xi żmien fl-Assemblea Nazzjonali tal-Gvern. Miet nhar it-28 ta’ Jannar 2014, fl-età ta’ 100 sena.1 Bħala rikonoxximent tal-ħimda tiegħu kien ingħata Ġieħ irRepubblika fl-1997 mill-President tar-Repubblika l-Eċċ. T. Dr Ugo Mifsud Bonnici.
Fost il-ħafna kitbiet tiegħu, in-Nadur kellu post prominenti. Forsi l-aktar li jispikkaw huma l-folkdrama ‘Nadurjana’ u l-poemett bl-istess isem: ‘Nadurjana’. Il-folkdrama ‘Nadurjana’ li huwa kiteb bħala rakkont f’650 vers joħroġ fil-beraħ il-karattru tan-Nadur u n-Nadurin, dejjem marbuta mal-baħar u mal-agrikultura. Dan kollu fl-isfond tal-istorja li tibda miż-żmien tal-qedem u li twaħħad fiha l-kult lejn San Pietru u San Pawl ma’ dak pagan. Dan irrakkont jimxi mbagħad maż-żmien tal-ħbit tal-furbani, tattwelid tal-parroċċa, taż-żmien li fih saru l-qniepen fl-1815, iċ-ċelebrazzjoni tal-Imnarja fil-Buskett, li inċidentalment qed tagħlaq tliet mitt sena (kien fl-1720, skont ma jikteb Giovanni Agius de Soldanis li l-Imnarja bdiet tiġi ċċelebrata b’dan il-mod fil-Buskett), għall-bini tal-knisja, it-tkabbir tagħha u l-leġġendi marbuta mar-raħal. Hawn se nagħti silta ċkejkna ħafna li anke toħroġ fil-beraħ il-kuntest li fiha nkitbet. Billi din il-folkdrama nkitbet għall-okkażjoni tal-festi triċentinarji mit-twaqqif tal-parroċċa fl-1688, u billi dak iż-żmien qamet il-kwistjoni pjuttost taħraq bejn in-Nadur u l-Qala dwar min minnhom kellu leġittimament jiċċelebra t-300 sena tiegħu, Vella Haber kiteb hekk:
‘In-Nadur kien sar parroċċa maqdes bnew in-Nadurin għax kien ġie Cocco Palmeri amar fis lil Bernardin knisja ibni mar amarlu f’dik il-wesgħa ta’ Nadur qim ġie’ fiha ’l Pietru u Pawlu sadattant aħraq il-bħur ġewwa l-Qala l-Kunċizzjoni fost il-poplu żomm l-unjoni.2
Fih ukoll dawn il-versi patrijottiċi: Jiddomina n-Nadur tagħna minn kull fejn tħares lejh kif mill-port ta’ Malta toħroġ dlonk jisraqlek dwal għajnejk!
Iktar ma qribu tersaq iktar ’il fuq jogħla u kien minħabba f’hekk li nħatar biex għall-Għawdxin ikun gardjola!
Il-widien u l-miġriet tiegħek il-għerien u l-bajjiet ismijiet ta’ nisel juru minn tal-eqdem żminijiet kif il-ġonna u l-kampanja it-triqat l-inħawi sbieħ ismijiet tal-qedem għandhom jixhdu nisel xiħ bis-sħiħ!
Għaċ-ċelebrazzjonijiet tas-sena tal-Fidi u tal-1900 sena mill-martirju ta’ San Pietru u San Pawl kienu saru festi kbar fin-Nadur, li l-Knisja Kolleġġjata tiegħu kienet għadha 2 Duminku Camilleri, 125 Sena Kkonsagrata. 125 Sena Bażilika, Vigilat 4, (Nadur 1992), 86-98.
hemm ġiet mgħollija għad-dinjità ta’ Bażilika Minuri. Waqt Akkademja mużiko-letterarja nhar il-Ħamis 27 ta’ Ġunju 1968 kienet inqrat il-peożija ta’ Vella Haber li ġġib l-istess isem ‘Nadurjana’. Dan huwa wkoll xogħol patrijottiku fuq l-istess temi ta’ dak imsemmi aktar ’il fuq:
Wiret in-Nadur fuqani l-isbaħ u l-ogħla fost kull panorama li jiflaħ joffri l-arċipelagu tagħna ... ... In-Nadur kiseb foħrija kiseb ġmiel u dija kiseb ruħ Nadurija mill-erwieħ tal-Għawdxin l-oħra.
3 Fost diversi poeżiji oħrajn li huwa kiteb dwar in-Nadur insibu għadd fil-ktieb ta’ Karm Caruana In-Nadur u t-Tempju Tiegħu Monumentali. ‘Il-Bajja ta’ San Blas’ li hija ddedikata lil Girgor Buttigieg ‘Naduri li għex u miet ta’ qaddis,’ u fiha jiddeskrivi l-bajja bħala ‘s-sebħ u l-kobor tan-Nadur,’ blistess stil romantiku ta’ poeti oħrajn ta’ qablu: ‘San Blas nitgħaxxaq bik: / Seħer il-ħajja nsibu kollu fik!’4
Imbagħad insibu wkoll diversi poeżiji oħrajn b’laqta patrijottika. Vella Haber kiteb ‘Il-Kanuni tan-Nadur’ bħala ‘tifkira tal-Professur Lazzru Pisani li Pitter ilMaqdes tan-Nadur.’ Fiha l-kanuni li xi darba kienu jisparaw fuq ‘il-misħut Nofs Qamar’ sabiex jiddefendu lir-reliġjon Nisranija, issa jinsabu sektin. Kanuni oħrajn ‘qniepen saru,’ b’referenza għall-manuvra li kien għamel il-kappillan Dun Anton Scasciato (1772-1834) fl-18151816 meta rnexxielu jakkwista kanuni bil-permess tal Gvernatur Sir Thomas Maitland (1760-1824) sabiex jagħmilhom qniepen ġodda.5 F’ ‘Żernieq il-Maqdes tanNadur’ iddedikata bħala ‘Bukkett qronfol lill-Professur F.S. Sciortino’, il-poeta jibda mill-leġġenda tal-bini talKnisja meta Girgor għabba l-ħmara bil-ġebel u fejn din waqfet, allura nbniet din il-binja u jinfexx f’ħafna tifħir:
Maqdes gwapp ħafna n-Nadur inbena Nixxiegħa sar tal-ogħla sebħ u faħar; Ġieħ dan il-maqdes jiktor, le jinfena.
6 Fuq laqta reliġjuża, fil-poeżija ‘Luminaria Magna’, ‘B’tifkira u żżih il-ħajr lill-Artista Piju Cellini’, Vella Haber jeżalta lil San Pietru u San Pawl fil-ġrajjiet ta’ Attila s-Salvaġġ. Kienu huma li ‘ħarġu għalih bil-qilla, / ħanqu lill-għadu bir-rabtiet tal-lġiem.’ Hekk ukoll ‘aħna nirbħu żgur ... il-Kruċjata Mqaddsa ...’ Dan kollu bit-tarka tal-Imnarja, voldieri tażżewġt idwal li huma San Pietru u San Pawl.7
Anke fix-xogħol tiegħu ‘Quddiem San Koronatu Martri. Fit-Tempju Monumentali tan-Nadur,’ Kelinu jinseġ għanja ta’ tifħir lil dan il-bniedem li sa minn żmien ilu n-Nadurin qisuh bħala Kon-Patrun tagħhom flimkien ma’ San Pietru u San Pawl:
L-osservazzjoni li jagħmel meta jikteb li ‘mhux ta’ b’xejn b’ismek imgħammda / ħafna wlied minn tan-Nadur!’ kienet tapplika b’mod tajjeb għall-1953 meta dehret din il-poeżija ppubblikata, iżda llum iż-żminijiet inbidlu u huma ftit jekk xejn, dawk it-tfal Nadurin li jiġu msemmija għal San Koronatu. Jolqtok ukoll kif Vella Haber jitratta mal-fatt li ma nafu xejn dwar dan il-korp, iżda hu joħroġ b’dan: ‘Aktar m’Int mostur u moħbi, / aktar fostna sirt magħruf ...’ U tassew għaliex f’dawn iż-żminijiet li fih kien qed jikteb San Koronatu kien għad għandu ħafna popolarità fin-Nadur, xi ħaġa li bħal dik tal-ismijiet, illum ixxejnet ukoll.
3 Duminku Camilleri, 200 Sena mit-Twelid ta’ l-E.T. Mons. M. Buttigieg. 100 Sena Arċipretali, Vigilat 5, (Nadur 1993), 94-95. 4 Karm Caruana, In-Nadur u t-Tempju Tiegħu Monumentali, (Nadur 1953), 23.
5 Ibid., 120 6 Ibid., 125 7 Ibid., 133. Kelinu Vella Haber jingħata ġieħ mill-Akkademja tal-Malti f'għeluq il-mitt sena tiegħu - 2013 Storja, Kultura u Attwalità36
'In-Nadur' Poezija ta' Patri Mattew Sultana
Jekk f’sidri nħoss nifs qawwi, Jekk bqajt sal-lum bil-ferħ qalbi trid tfur, Ngħid li mill-arja, mid-dehriet ta’ seħer U l-ħlewwa tan-Nadur.
Fejn il-ħolqien jitbissem Kont nilmaħ qalb dawk l-oqsma, żara’ u ħdura; Widien, għoljiet, siġar tal-frott fejn tħares; Kemm xtaqtni ma ġejtx lura!
X’jiem hienja! X’jiem ta’ seħer, F’raħal sabiħ, f’ġenna tal-art qattajt! Sirt naf in-nies, tħabbibt, ħabbejt, ħabbewni; Nies bħalhom, ftit, jekk rajt! Sal-lum bqajt nistħajjilni
Inħoss il-fewġa tonfoħ f’dawk l-ibruħ, Tmelles fuq wiċċi u fuq uċuh ir-raba’ U nħossha ‘ttini r-ruħ. U għalkemm minkejja fija
Tlaqt f’qasir żmien u ’l min sirt naf ħallejt, Ġmiel in-natura mżiegħed f’dawk l-inħawi U r-raħal qatt ma nsejt. Għax dawn in-nies dħulija ...
Maqdes San Pietru Pawl, ġmiel kull fejn tmur, Ħallewni noħlom b’dawk il-jiem mgħoddija F’dil-‘Ġenna ta’ Nadur’.
Chevalier Michael Camilleri Cauchi receives Gieh in-Nadur 23 November, 2019
Members of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul of the Grand Chapter of Malta, during the presentation of Gieh in Nadur to Chevalier Michael Camilleri Cauchi Deputy Chancellor.
Photo from left: Chevalier Adonai Camilleri Cauchi, Dame Marlene Muscat, Chevalier Carmel Saliba, Chevalier Michael Camilleri Cauchi, Chevalier Chancellor Joseph Louis Meilak, Brother Matthias Mercieca and Dame Veronica Camilleri Cauchi.
Message from the Grand Master H.E. Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli
Photo: The Secretary Chevalier Carmel Saliba is reading the message from the Grand Master for the presentation of Gieh in Nadur to Chevalier Deputy Chancellor Michael Camilleri Cauchi.
The Grand Master His Excellency Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli and the Supreme Council of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul is very honoured to have Chevalier Michael Camilleri Cauchi one of its own.
He has been a very dedicated and honourable member of our Confraternity. He is always ready to give advice to help our Confraternity to achieve more.
We are very happy to say that on Tuesday this week, we donated $10,000 to the Royal Women’s Hospital - Newborn Intensive Care Unit. The money was raised from a Fund Raising Lunch we had last month and some donations from individuals and sponsors.
This year we donated others sums of money to the Australian Farmers who were suffering from drought-ravaged part of the State of Victoria and to our missions in Peru.
Our Confraternity is still small but it’s making a big impact to help those in need.
We like to Congratulate Chevalier Michael Camilleri Cauchi, on receiving the honour Gieh in-Nadur 2019.
God bless you.
H.E. Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master CKSPP
Gozo Channel ship damaged after crashing into pier - MinisterMonday, 25 November 2019, Gozo Channel is operating with only two ships after one of the ferries was damaged today due to the strong winds and rough seas, Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana told Parliament. It had already been announced that the MV Nikolaus, which was leased by the company to operate as a fourth vessel, was to undergo repair work that will last till mid-December. The company was operating with three vessels until this morning when one of the remaining three ships was damaged and needs repair work.
CONFRATERNITY OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL Melbourne. Australia. By Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli - Grand Master
On Tuesday 19 November, 2019 the Members of the Supreme Council of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul made a generous donation of $10,000 to the Royal Women's Hospital - Newborn Intensive Care Unit.
Every year more than1,600 babies who are born sick or prematurely are cared for by the specialist NICU team at the Women's.
The money was raised from a Lunch organised by theGrand Chapter of Melbourne on the 13 of October, 2019.
The Supreme Council has agreed to donate money to the Royal Melbourne Children's Hospital at the Good Friday Appeal.
Photo from left: Chevalier Saverio Greto, Dame Gail Vas, Dame Carmela Barbaro, Chevalier Vincenzo Galtieri. H.E. Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli - Grand Master presenting the cheque to Sue Jacobs Deputy Clinical Director - Neonatal Paediatrician, Laura Bignell Chief Midwifery and Nursing Officer, Dame Angela Greto and Dame Mimma Sabatini.
The Most Respected Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul. Grand Chapter of Malta. Address: December 13 Street. Nadur, Gozo. 22 September, 2019
Congratulations to our Members in Malta for doing such a great job in helping the poor in Peru. Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master CKSPP
The mission of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul is to help the poor and the sick
HELPING THE POOR IN PERU
Yesterday Bishop Giovanni Cefai a missionary priest in Peru celebrated Mass in the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul in Nadur. After the Mass the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul donated money to his mission. Thanks to the Supreme Council of the Confraternity in Melbourne and the Grand Chapter of Nadur for the money. Thanks also to Mons. Jimmy Xerri Parish Priest of Nadur for his support.
This was the second time that the Confraternity donated money to missions in Peru in the last couple of months.
God bless His Excellency Bishop Giovanni Cefai for his work to help the poor and the sick.
God bless the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter and St. Paul. Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master CKSPP
Dahlet Qorrot Bay from Sopu Tower in San Blas Nadur, Gozo. Malta.
Nadur Bailica Church from San Blas
Sopu Tower built in 1667 by the Knights of Malta
Sopu Tower is situated on the cliffs between St. Blas and Dahlet Qorrot bays in Nadur.
Black statue of St. Peter on the throne
I saw this statue while visiting the church of St Anselm and St Cecilia Roman Catholic church in Kingsway, Holborn, London.
Just like the one in Rome and Nadur.
CONFRATERNITY OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. PETER & ST. PAUL Nadur. Gozo. A meeting of the Confraternity was held in the Nadur Council Board Room on Monday 24th June where two newly Knights were appointed by Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli Grand Master CKSPP of the Confraternity of the Knights of St Peter and Paul. These are Chev Joe M. Attard of Rabat Gozo and Chev Joe Meilaq. Congratulations. Photos Copyright Carmel Saliba 24.6.19.
After the meeting of the Confraternity of the Knights of St Peter and Paul we attended for the 25th Anniversary Mass of Fr Raymond Portelli at Nadur Basilica. Donations to Fr Raymond were presented to be used in his mission in Peru. Congratulations to Fr Raymond. Photos Copyright Carmel Saliba 24.6.19.