Toninu jirrakkonta Sensiela ta' stejjer mill mibki habib taghna Anthony Sultana Storja fuq Calypso
NEWS FROM MALTA Ex-politician was accomplice in HSBC heist, Jason Azzopardi tells libel sitting Thursday, 21 October 2021, Lawyer and PN MP Jason Azzopardi has told a court that a certain "ex-politician" was an accomplice in the HSBC heist. The libel suit had been filed by Minister Carmelo Abela against Azzopardi over a Facebook post in which Azzopardi wrote “I am no saint... but better not to have been an accomplice in the HSBC hold-up.” Azzopardi had also claimed that the HSBC heist mastermind was threatening witnesses via Signal. Yesterday’s unpleasantness between Azzopardi and opposing counsel Pawlu Lia spilled over into this morning's sitting. Before the sitting began, magistrate Rachel Montebello warned both lawyers that their behaviour yesterday was “shameful, embarrassing and intolerable” and that if it happened again, the court would take the necessary steps. Lia excused himself for yesterday’s outburst, but said he “could not accept that a lawyer would say such foolish things about a colleague.” The two lawyers bickered once again, with the court eventually telling Lia that he was being disrespectful to the court. “This is childish behaviour,” said the magistrate, as the two men continued to argue, “this is not a political forum for political statements.” Lia pointed out that he was not a politician. On his part, Azzopardi apologised to the court but said he was “not going to retract a single word” of what he said yesterday. Lia insisted that in his 40 years of experience, he had never seen such things happening in court. Read more: www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-10-21/local-news/Ex-politician-was-accomplice-in-HSBC-heist-Jason-Azzopardi-tells-libel-sitting-6736237707
Chaos in court as Azzopardi calls Owen Bonnici ‘co-participant’ in Daphne murder Jason Azzopardi's testimony in a libel case instituted against him by Owen Bonnici ends in a shouting match between lawyers
20 October 2021, 1:30pm by Matthew Agius Minister Owen Bonnici (left) and PN MP Jason Azzopardi
A sitting in a libel case filed by minister Owen Bonnici against opposition MP Jason Azzopardi descended once again into chaos this afternoon, after Azzopardi accused Bonnici of being a “co-participant in the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia.” Bonnici had filed for libel after Azzopardi had described him as a “liar and a criminal” on Facebook. The previous sitting before magistrate Rachel Montebello had also ended in a shouting match, after Azzopardi explained his reasoning behind calling Bonnici a liar. Today’s sitting was intended for Azzopardi to continue his testimony. This time he said he would be dealing with the word “criminal.” “Before I came here, I did some research and I found that people like Stalin, Ceausescu and Pol Pot all had clean criminal records,” Azzopardi began. The court asked him not to make arguments but to simply testify at this stage. “I say this because in 2016, Bonnici had defended Konrad Mizzi, praising him as one of the best ministers Malta ever had and that we should appreciate the fact that Mizzi had said he was sorry,” Azzopardi said. Azzopardi exhibited a sheaf of documents containing news reports to support his argument. Bonnici’s lawyer, Pawlu Lia objected to the documents presented by Azzopardi, saying he objected to their contents and to their relevance. He protested that Azzopardi had not even come to the sitting prepared with a copy of the documents for the other party. Azzopardi retorted that the things he had presented were in the public domain and had not been contested. He argued that the fact that Bonnici had defended Mizzi’s “criminal actions,” rendered him also a criminal.
PAC sets date for Tuesday for Mizzi’s testimony, after he again did not attend Wednesday, 20 October 2021, The Public Accounts Committee has sent a request to MP Konrad Mizzi to appear before it on Tuesday, after he again did not appear before it today. Today, Mizzi had finally agreed to attend a committee meeting, after PN MPs filed a motion threatening to call a vote in Parliament to order Mizzi to attend. This, after Mizzi had previously twice refused to attend the committee. In response to that, on Tuesday evening, Mizzi said he would attend, "in order not to let the nationalists disrupt the government's work and the Prime Minister's speech (about the budget)." This afternoon, Mizzi made a post on Facebook. "Yesterday evening, PN MP Beppe Fenech Adami, in all arrogance, 'ordered me' to attend the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee today. I am not going to stand for this arrogance. It is my right to be assisted by a lawyer I trust during a committee meeting, and this cannot happen today as my lawyer is not available without proper notice." "Dear Beppe, I will attend the committee, rest assured, on a day that is convenient to all parties. I will not let you turn this committee into a partisan political exercise to obscure the government's work and obscure the benefits of this project, including the reduction in energy bills, the reduction of emissions and the closing of the (Marsa) power station." Read more: www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-10-20/local-news/PAC-sets-date-for-Wednesday-for-Mizzi-s-testimony-after-he-again-did-not-attend-6736237692
Confusion on Hal Far race-track and proposed Metro depot in parliament Giuseppe Attard Wednesday, 20 October 2021, Nationalist Party MP Anthony Bezzina told parliament that both the proposed Hal Far race-track and the proposed metro maintenance depot would occupy the same space. Speaking during the budget debate on infrastructure, Bezzina went on to ask who the government is fooling with both these proposals occupying the same space. During his speech, Bezzina spoke in favour of the metro project but insisted that the government has to publish all the necessary studies conducted by the government. He also heavily criticised the road widening government projects given that Malta is still facing congestion problems. "In the last days traffic has increased more than before in certain areas especially those where roads were not widened." Bezzina also hit out at the government for not ordering enough busses to support the measure of free public transport which would commence in October 2022. In response to this, Transport Minister Ian Borg said that "the reason that the free public transport initiative was not introduced in January was purely because of this. The government needs the time to obtain the vehicles." Read more: www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-10-20/local-news/Confusion-on-Hal-Far-race-track-and-Metro-depo-in-parliament-6736237695
Il-Main Guard tal-Belt miftuħa għall-pubbliku għall-ewwel darba Imtella' Ottubru 20, 2021 Rapport: Francesca AttardFi tmiem din il-ġimgħa, għall-ewwel darba l-pubbliku se jingħata l-opportunità li jżur il-binja tal-Main Guard, fi Pjazza San Ġorġ fil-Belt. Bl-inizjattiva, Heritage Malta se turi fiex waslu xogħlijiet ta’ restawr u konservazzjoni li saru mindu sentejn ilu din il-binja għaddiet f’idejn l-aġenzija. Fil-binja, jispikkaw fost oħrajn ‘il fuq minn 300 tpinġija mal-ħajt li saru minn membri tal-militar Ingliż u li jirriflettu mhux biss il-ħajja militari iżda wkoll il-ħajja soċjali ta’ dak iż-żmien, b’mod speċjali fil-Belt. Aqra iktar u ara il film: www.tvm.com.mt/mt/news/il-main-guard-tal-belt-miftuha-ghall-pubbliku-ghall-ewwel-darba/
Konrad Mizzi to attend Public Accounts Committee meeting Former minister Konrad Mizzi says he will appear before the PAC, after the PN tabled a motion earlier today demanding his attendance
Abela: ‘It’s the people who’ll decide if this budget gets implemented’ Prime Minister drops hint of possible election, suggesting Budget’s approval could follow popular vote
19 October 2021, 6:18pm by Karl Azzopardi Prime Minister Robert Abela set no election date as he delivered the final budget speech
Prime Minister Robert Abela has dropped a hint of a possible election, suggesting Budget’s approval could be followed by a popular vote. “It’s the people who’ll decide if this budget gets implemented,” he told the House during his budget reaction on Tuesday. He said the country faces big challenges in its future, challenges which “cannot be trusted in the wrong hands”. COVID-19 Speaking on the COVID-19 pandemic, Abela said it was the greatest challenge faced by the country since the second world war. “Because we were united, as Maltese and Gozitans, today we can speak with optimism on our future,” Abela said. Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/112782/prime_minister_delivers_final_budget_speech_amid_election_speculation1#.YW9OwBpBxPY Gozo ferry doors to garages are being locked ‘for passenger safety’ Gozo Channel wants to stop passengers from staying in cars during crossings By Fiona Galea Debono
‘If a fire breaks out in the garage on one of the Gozo ferries during the crossing, people trapped there would suffocate’. Photo: Matthew MirabelliGozo Channel has resorted to locking the doors to the ferry garages as a safety measure to prevent passengers from staying in their cars during the crossing. All it takes is a single vehicle catching fire for anyone in the garage to suffocate from the smoke, Sammy Grech, the company’s liaison officer between the crew and shore management, said. “Passengers do not understand, for their own sake, the danger of an emergency,” he said when asked about the measure. Grech estimates that about 15 per cent of passengers were staying in the garage instead of going up on deck. “We have carried out drills with the Civil Protection Department, complete with smoke-generating machines to simulate the scene and there is no way anyone in the garage would find their way out to the doors through the jampacked cars because there is zero visibility,” Grech said. “You will not see anyone if they get trapped down there.” Read more: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/gozo-ferry-doors-to-garages-are-being-locked-for-passenger-safety.908794
Gozo land grab: Church took €200,000 ‘short-cut’ without verifying heirs’ claims Archbishop refuses to answer questions over €200,000 deal to transfer control of 17th century foundation to private company’s lawyer
18 October 2021, by Matthew Vella Archbishop Charles Scicluna
Land in Qala is being developed by a private company and the mega-developer Joseph Portelli, because the Maltese church failed to verify the claims by the Stagno Navarra family that they are rightful heirs to a 17th-century foundation created by a noblewoman. The Stagno Navarra family, together with former magistrate Dennis Montebello and Gozitan lawyer Carmel Galea, paid €200,000 to the Maltese archdiocese to relinquish control of a foundation – the Abbazia di Sant Antonio delli Navarra, created in 1675 by Cosmana Cumbo Navarra – and replace the Abbazia’s rector, a priest, with a layman of their choice, the lawyer Patrick Valentino. The Abbazia gathers within it a vast amount of land in Gozo that was for years controlled by a priest, appointed by the Archbishop as the foundation’s rector when the Navarra line ran out of first-born male descendants. But Archbishop Charles Scicluna is refusing to answer questions from MaltaToday over his consent to appoint Patrick Valentino as the Abbazia’s rector, citing ongoing cases being sub judice. In the meantime, Valentino is fronting legal cases against residents in Qala to register the lands under the ownership of Carravan – the company owned by the Stagno Navarras, Montebello and Galea. On his part, Valentino is refusing to explain to MaltaToday how the heirs of the late Richard Stagno Navarra – whose pretensions as suitable descendants of Cosmana Navarra and for control of the Abbazia were first made in 1992 – are genealogically the rightful claimants to Cosmana Navarra’s foundation. This fact alone was never verified by the archdiocese. In his reply to MaltaToday, Valentino took umbrage at this newspaper’s probing questions and alleged the journalist was being paid to report the case. Gozo court case: Carravan versus residents In court, appearing in a case filed by Valentino for Carravan Ltd, against property owners who registered the title of their properties with the government, the Curia’s former property director Ray Bonnici admitted that the Maltese church “took a short-cut” with the €200,000 pay-off, so as not to be bogged down in a lengthy court case with Carravan. Bonnici said no genealogical research or due diligence was carried out by the Curia when it ‘sold’ its control of the Abbazia. “The heirs of the late Richard Stagno Navarra had been in court with the Curia for some 20 years. In their agreement with the Curia, they gave a guarantee that they were the sole heirs and descendants of Cosmana Navarra, and that they would be held responsible should there be a challenge to the lineage,” Bonnici said. Bonnici said the family tree presented by the Stagno Navarras in court back in 2013 had never been challenged in previous court cases. For decades, these vast lands in Qala forming part of the Abbazia had been controlled by a cleric appointed by the Maltese church. The priest’s duty was to administer the lands until such time as a rightful heir regains control. As rector of the Abbazia, the priest was to use the rents paid for the pious obligations for the repose of the soul of Cosmana Navarra. Yet Cosmana Navarra’s deed has clear guidelines on who the rector of the Abbazia must be: after her death, it had to be her nephew Federico Falson’s first-born son – the rule of primogeniture. In the absence of this, it had to be the first-born son of Navarra’s daughter. If not, then the first-born son of Cosmana Navarra’s sister Faustina, or the sons of Faustina’s daughter. Only after these measures were exhausted would the Abbazia then pass on to a priest, temporarily, until such time another rightful heir is made available. Cosmana Navarra was so specific that she said even children could be appointed to the role – as long as they were direct heir of primogeniture lineage. All this came to a head in 1992, when Richard Stagno Navarra mounted a challenge to the Church’s control of the undeveloped lands. The case was decided in 2013, when the courts finally decided the Maltese archbishop had the sole power to appoint the suitable candidate as rector of the Abbazia. Is foundation ‘ecclesiastical’? But there remains confusion as to whether the Abbazia is an “ecclesiastical foundation”. The Gozo residents who are fighting off Carravan’s pretensions to take over the land on which their houses were built, are insisting Archbishop Charles Scicluna needed the consent of the Vatican to hand over the control of this foundation to a layman. In previous court cases defended by the Curia against Stagno Navarra’s claims, the archdiocese’s lawyers had successfully shown that the Holy See’s permission was required on on any ecclesiastical foundation such as the Navarra foundation. But Bonnici told the Court that the Curia’s new stance in its deal with Carravan was that it no longer recognised the Navarra foundation as an ecclesiastical foundation. Read more: https://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/112732/church_took_200000_shortcut_without_verifying_heirs_claims_#.YW3kQRpBxPY
[WATCH] Bernard Grech says Malta deserves a government with a long-term vision Opposition leader Bernard Grech says he uncovered the truth on the true economic situation of the country
18 October 2021, by Karl Azzopardi
Opposition leader Bernard Grech said he wants to lead a government which builds on the good, and amends the wrong carried out by Labour. “Today I uncovered the truth, hidden by government, on the true economic situation of the country,” he said. The Nationalist leader was speaking during a press conference held outside parliament after his budget replica on Monday. Grech spoke about the proposals laid out by him, outlining his vision for the country on the environment, the job sector and transport among others. He said the country deserves a government with a long-term vision for Malta. Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/112766/watch_bernard_grech_says_malta_deserves_a_government_with_a_longterm_vision_#.YW3mkxpBxPY
Filmat: Tislima lil Dun Karm Psaila f’għeluq il-150 sena mit-twelid tiegħu Imtella' Ottubru 18, 2021 - Aġġornata 18 Ta' Ottubru, 2021 5:26pmIl-150 sena mit-twelid ta’ Dun Karm Psaila tfakkar b’diversi attivitajiet fosthom it-tqegħid ta’ kuruni tal-fjuri mal-monument tal-poeta nazzjonali fil-Furjana li għadu kemm ġie restawrat minn Heritage Malta. Il-kuruni mal-mafkar tpoġġew mill-Ministru għall-Wirt Nazzjonali, Jose Herrera, mis-Sindku tal-Furjana Davina Sammut Hili, minn rappreżentanti tal-Kumitat Festi Nazzjonali u mill-Akkademja tal-Malti. Dun Karm twieled f’Ħaż-Żebbuġ nhar it-18 t’Ottubru 1871 u miet f’San Ġiljan nhar it-13 ta’ Ottubru 1961, ħamest ijiem qabel kien se jagħlaq id-disgħin sena. Hu jibqa’ magħruf għall-kontribut letterarju kbir bl-ilsien Malti, fosthom l-innu nazzjonali. Ara hawn: www.tvm.com.mt/mt/news/filmat-tislima-lil-dun-karm-psaila-fgheluq-il-150-sena-mit-twelid-tieghu/
On murder anniversary, spoof callers impersonate Daphne Caruana Galizia to call Jason Azzopardi Sunday, 17 October 2021, The campaign of spoof callers against individuals involved in the Daphne Caruana Galizia case and in the media scene has continued, despite police investigations – with Jason Azzopardi saying that they have now resorted to using Daphne Caruana Galizia’s name to call him. Taking to social media, Azzopardi – who is a PN MP and one of the lawyers for the Caruana Galizia family – shared a screenshot of his phone showing an incoming call supposedly from Daphne Caruana Galizia. Yesterday was the fourth year to the day that Caruana Galizia was assassinated in a car bombing close to her home. Azzopardi said that he and others had been receiving fake telephone calls since mid-August and continue to do so, even as police investigate. He said he would not be giving details about the calls as the police had everything in hand, but that a line had been crossed. “You have to be mentally ill, a criminal, a coward, without a soul and without a conscience, and a vomit on society to, yesterday evening, during the vigil commemorating Daphne’s life and during the mass dedicated to her soul to stay phoning me and impersonating Daphne’s mobile number,” Azzopardi said. “I won’t call you rubbish because rubbish is worth more than you,” Azzopardi told the perpetrator of the calls. Read more: www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-10-17/local-news/On-murder-anniversary-spoof-callers-impersonate-Daphne-Caruana-Galizia-to-call-Jason-Azzopardi-6736237627
“Hemm raġuni għala bqajt ħajja” – xabbatriċi wara inċident li seta’ kien fatali f’Imġarr ix-Xini Imtella' Ottubru 17, 2021 Rapport: Claire Preca TaroumEsperjenza qarsa, li setgħet kienet traġika, wasslet lil Christine Vella biex tittestja l-istamina u s-saħħa mentali tagħha biex tibqa’ pożittiva. F’intervista maċ-Ċentru tal-Aħbarijiet, Christine irrakkuntat l-inċident li kienet involuta fih meta kienet qed tixxabbat fi Mġarr ix-Xini u kif waqt li kienet qed tirkupra rriflettiet sew minn dak li kienet għaddejja minnu u ħadet lezzjoni għal ħajjitha. Bħal kull nhar ta’ Ħadd Christine Vella tiltaqa’ mal-grupp ta’ ħbieb tagħha biex flimkien imorru jagħmlu dak li jħobbu – jixxabbtu mal-irdum. Iżda wieħed minn dawk il-Ħdud minnhom intemm ferm differenti minn Ħdud oħrajn wara li seħħ inċident li seta’ sewa ħajjet Christine f’Imġarr ix-Xini. “Konna qed nitilgħu mbaghad at one point inħall il-ħabel minn ġol-clip u bqajt nieżla tliet sulari għal ġol-wied. Il-Bambin ried li min kien qed iżommni nduna li l-ħabel mhux qed iżżomm u laqgħani hu, fil-fatt weġġa’ hu wkoll, però ovvjament it-tisbita ħadtha”. Christine tgħid li minbarra l-qatgħa tal-waqgħa f’moħħha kellha ħsieb wieħed biss … f’dawk li tħobb u li ma tintilifx min sensiha. “And then qisu I freaked out … ghidt it tifla, it-tifla … il-mamma mia x’għamilt. Imbagħad moħħi qal ok this is a situation qegħda f’sitwazzjoni hawn irrid nara x’se nagħmel. Sħabi ġġennu … irrid nara kif se nikkalmahom … bdejt nara qisu dawl ġej fil-viżta tiegħi u bdejt nibża li se nintilef minn sensijja … allura għidt le ma jistax ikun irrid nara x’se nagħmel u bdejt inpaċpaċ”. Aqra iktar: www.tvm.com.mt/mt/news/hemm-raguni-ghala-bqajt-hajja-xabbatrici-wara-incident-li-seta-kien-fatali-fimgarr-ix-xini/
[WATCH] Electrogas deal is ‘soaked in blood’ says Moviment Graffitti Commemorating the fourth year anniversary from her assassination, the NGO called for a thorough investigation in the powerstation project
16 October 2021, 11:19am by Luke Vella Moviment Graffitti activists at the Delimara gas plant
Moviment Graffitti has dubbed the Electrogas power station project a “blood-soaked deal” on the fourth year anniversary from the Daphne Caruana Galizia assassination. The NGO held a demonstration in front of the power station on Saturday morning. “Four years ago, Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in broad daylight just outside her home in a car bomb we now know was planted by career criminals, engaged by a man who held a phantom job at the Office of the Prime Minister, commissioned at least in part by one of the most powerful businessmen in the country,” said Robert Louis Fenech. Fenech called the site a “monument to corruption” for which Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed, recallng how the former chief of staff of the PM, Keith Schembri and former Energy minister Konrad Mizzi were implicated “in one of the most corrupt deals the county has ever witnessed”. He said that the investigation by Galizia endangered the government, big business, and that the prosecutions into those deals and the murders is stalling, with Konrad Mizzi failing to appear in PAC sitting this week. Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/112712/watch_electrogas_deal_is_soaked_in_blood_says_moviment_graffitti#.YWtHFhpBxPY
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.