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'Some wanted me dead... they were preparing conclave' - Pope Associated PressTuesday, 21 September 2021,
Pope Francis has acknowledged his increasingly vocal conservative critics, saying their “nasty comments” were the work of the devil and adding that “some wanted me dead” after his recent intestinal surgery. Francis made the comments during a Sept. 12 private meeting with Slovakian Jesuits soon after he arrived in the Slovak capital of Bratislava during his just-finished visit. A transcript of the encounter was published Tuesday by the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica, which often provides after-the-fact accounts of Francis’ closed-door meetings with his fellow Jesuits when he's on the road. Francis showed his dark sense of humor throughout the encounter, particularly when a priest asked him how he was feeling. The Sept. 12-15 Hungary-Slovakia trip was Francis’ first international outing since undergoing surgery in July to remove a 33-centimeter (13-inch) chunk of his large intestine. “Still alive,” Francis quipped. “Even though some wanted me dead. I know there were even meetings among priests who thought the pope was in worse shape than what was being said. They were preparing the conclave.” “Patience! Thank God I’m well,” he added. Read more: www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-09-21/world-news/Some-wanted-me-dead-they-were-preparing-conclave-Pope-6736236907
NEWS FROM MALTA Three take-aways from Monday's political rallies ANALYSIS | Both the Labour and Nationalist parties held rallies on Monday, this is what MaltaToday journalists present at the event took away from them
22 September 2021, 1:15pm by Kurt Sansone / Nicole Meilak
Left to right: Prime Minister Robert Abela and PN leader Bernard Grech
ROBERT ABELA | Continuity, pretty green and vague reform The Labour Party closed an extraordinary general conference on Monday with a rally addressed by Robert Abela. Nicole Meilak was present for the event. This is what she took away from it. Prime Minister Robert Abela1. Friend to all: The continuity candidate Joseph Muscat prided himself in being a moderate social democrat that stood for the little guy while facilitating business and investment. Muscatonomics centred not on class but on aspiration, using eager synergy between government and business to provide people the springboard for upward social mobility. Robert Abela drew on this exact sentiment during his speech on Monday, labelling himself a European social democrat at the helm of a liberal and progressive party that championed civil rights. He said that the party’s focus should always be on the “little guy” who is falling behind as society moves forward. He spoke on the importance of giving employers a level playing field so that employees can climb the corporate ladder, but his rhetoric on the importance of the worker movement to the party failed to go beyond the usual ‘saħħa lill-ħaddiem’ mantra. Abela is not only carrying Muscat’s legacy but also the success Labour has had in its Third Way approach to politics. This approach has allowed the post-2013 Labour Party to have its cake and eat it, by cosying up to business lobbies while maintaining its image as a social justice party for the people. Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/112189/three_takeaways_from_mondays_political_rallies#.YUuuYbgzZPY
“Il-kamra kienet qisha dgħajsa f’nofs baħar imqalleb” – Malti li ħass it-terremot f’Melbourne Imtella' Settembru 22, 2021 Rapport: Fiorella PaceTerremot li kejjel 5.8 fuq l-iskala Richter heżżeż ix-Xlokk tal-Awstralja u għamel ħsara f’xi binjiet fil-belt ta’ Melbourne. It-terremot seħħ fid-9.15am. B’xorti tajba ħadd ma weġġa’; għalkemm kif qalilna Malti emigrant l-Awstralja, diversi nħasdu b’dak li ġara anke għaliex it-terremoti fl-Awstralja huma rari ħafna. Dan kien il-mument li fih terremot li kejjel 5.9 fuq l-iskala Richter heżżeż ix-Xlokk tal-Awstralja fosthom Melbourne. Dak il-ħin kien għaddej breakfast show u kif jidher ċar il-preżentaturi tħallew bla kliem fl-istudio. Il-kameras tas-sigurtà fi ski resort f’Victoria ukoll qabdu l-mument li matulu għamel it-terremot. Paul Vella, li flimkien ma’ martu ilu li emigra minn Malta għal Melbourne 56 sena, iddeskriva l-mument li ħassew it-theżżiża, li kif qal hu hi ħaġa rari ħafna fil-belt. “Kienet dalgħodu kmieni, kont qiegħed fuq il-kompjuter jien bħas-soltu kienu qisu d-9.15am…f’daqqa waħda l-kamra kienet qisha dgħajsa f’nofs baħar imqalleb, tixxengel min-naħa għall-oħra. Lill-mara għedtilha dan qisu terremot. F’daqqa waħda l-ġirien kollha ħarġu barra mwerwrin għax aħna mhux imdorrijin bit-terremoti…speċjalment terremot qawwi bħal dan li kellna u kif għedtlek kienet ħasda kbira għalina hux veru…” Filwaqt li dan kien wieħed mill-akbar terremoti li laqat l-Awstralja, ma jidhirx li għamel ħsarat kbar. Paul ikkonferma li ħadd ma weġġa’ f’dan it-terremot, iżda f’Melbourne kien hemm ħsara estensiva f’bini partikolari. Aqra iktar u ara il film: www.tvm.com.mt/mt/news/il-kamra-kienet-qisha-dghajsa-fnofs-bahar-imqalleb-malti-li-hass-it-terremot-fmelbourne/
Malta celebrates 57 years of Independence Tuesday, 21 September 2021,
Malta is today celebrating 57 years of Independence, with the traditional events held in Valletta. The nation’s leaders attended a pontifical mass at St John’s in Valletta on Tuesday morning. Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Charles Scicluna who, during homily warned about greed and the uglification of Malta. President George Vella was accorded a national salute and inspected the Armed Forces of Malta’s guard of honour upon his arrival at the cathedral. Read more: www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-09-21/local-news/Malta-celebrates-57-years-of-Independence-6736236904
Malta tfakkar is-57 sena mill-kisba tal-Indipendenza Imtella' Settembru 21, 2021 Rapport: Tony DimechMalta llum qed tfakkar is-57 sena mill-kisba tal-Indipendenza. L-anniversarju jfakkar it-twelid ta’ Malta bħala stat sovran wara sekli ta’ ħakmiet barranin. L-ogħla awtoritajiet tal-pajjiż sellmu lil Malta Indipendenti bit-tqegħid ta’ fjuri fuq il-monument fil-Floriana li jfakkar din il-ġrajja. Iktar qabel l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna ċċelebra Pontifikal Statali fil-festa nazzjonali ta’ Jum l-Indipendenza fil-Konkatidral ta’ San Ġwann. It-temi ewlenin fl-omelija daru fuq ix-xewqat li jitfgħu lill-bnedmin fil-qerda u t-telfien filwaqt li wissa li r-regħba għall-flus hi l-għerq ta’ kull ħażen. Aqra iktar: www.tvm.com.mt/mt/news/malta-tfakkar-is-57-sena-mill-kisba-tal-indipendenza/
Rival bidders object to Gozo tunnel project shortlist Out of four bidders, only one company was shortlisted to design and build the tunnel
21 September 2021, 2:28pm by Nicole Meilak
Two bidders for the Malta-Gozo tunnel project have filed objections after a single bidder was shortlisted to design and build the tunnel. After only a single bidder made it to the tender shortlist, two out of four bidders are appealing the decision, maintaining that they were fully compliant with the requirements of the pre-qualification questionnaire. The objecting bidders are Malta Gozo Fixed Link and CGYI Malta Gozo Consortium TID. Malta Gozo Fixed Link argued that the contracting authority failed to adhere to the procedures previously indicated in the PQQ, leading to irregularities in the competitive process. This should have led to the automatic cancellation of the PQQ procedure, the company argued. Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/112183/rival_bidders_object_to_gozo_tunnel_project_shortlist#.YUpVSLgzZPY
Watch: Greed one of the diseases spreading in Maltese society, Archbishop warns Tuesday, 21 September 2021, Greed is one of the diseases that is spreading in Maltese society, and the uglification of Malta is one of its symptoms, Archbishop Charles Scicluna warned on Tuesday. He was delivering the homily during a pontifical mass held at St John’s Co-Cathedral on the occasion of Independence Day.
Il-padiljun ta’ Malta fid-Dubai Expo viċin li jitlesta Imtella' Settembru 21, 2021 Rapport: Tony DimechIl-padiljun ta’ Malta f’Dubaj wasal biex jitlesta hekk kif id-Dubai Expo 2020 qed tipprepara biex tiftaħ il-bibien tagħha għal dinjitarji, imprendituri u turisti mid-dinja kollha għal sitt xhur sħaħ. Malta ser tkun fost 192 pajjiż li se jesponu dak li għandhom x’joffru fosthom fil-qasam ekonomiku, l-industrija u anke opportunitajiet ta’ negozju fl-Expo ta’ Dubaj li ser tiftah fl-ewwel ta’ Ottubru. Temi oħra li kull pajjiż jittratta huma d-diversità kulturali u storika li lkoll jiftħu bibien għall-qasam turistiku. Aqra iktar: www.tvm.com.mt/mt/news/il-padiljun-ta-malta-fid-dubai-expo-vicin-li-jitlesta/ Muscat, Schembri, Cardona among Yorgen Fenech murder trial witnesses Caruana Galizia murder accused plans to summon high-profile witnesses By Staff reporter
Top to bottom: Joseph Muscat, Keith Schembri, Chris Cardona. Right: Yorgen Fenech. Times of Malta file photos.Former prime minister Joseph Muscat and his ex-right-hand man Keith Schembri are among the high-profile witnesses summoned by Yorgen Fenech for his murder trial. Prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for Fenech over his alleged complicity in the car bombing of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017. He denies the charges. Muscat is being summoned by Fenech’s defence team to testify about the pardon given to self-confessed murder middleman Melvin Theuma and other matters related to the murder case. Theuma was given immunity from prosecution in November 2019 in exchange for him to reveal all about the murder plot allegedly masterminded by Fenech. Read more: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/muscat-schembri-cardona-among-yorgen-fenech-murder-trial-witnesses.901763
National debate on metro system to begin soon, Robert Abela says No mention of election date in first Labour rally since COVID outbreak By Ivan Martin
Labour leader and Prime Minister Robert Abela addresses a PL rally on Monday night in Ta' Qali. Photo: Matthew MirabelliUpdated 9.25pm Discussions about the possible introduction of an underground mass transportation system would start being discussed in the coming days, Prime Minister Robert Abela said on Monday. Addressing the first mass political rally since taking over the PL in 2020, Abela told the party faithful that it was time to ask whether the country was ready for a major shift by introducing a metro system. “We need to ask ‘is the country ready?' Ready to make the personal sacrifice, to change the way we get around... ready for the inconvenience while this huge project is introduced?” he asked. Talk of a 20-year mass transport project has been swirling around ever since the government confirmed that plans for a comprehensive system were at an “advanced stage” back in 2019. Times of Malta is informed that a hefty document of several hundreds of pages, was presented to the Transport Ministry more than two years ago. Read more: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/robert-abela-labour-independence-day-metro-plans.902006
‘I cannot bring about change on my own, but together we can change everything’ – Grech Kevin Schembri OrlandMonday, 20 September 2021, 19:08Last update: about 3 hours ago Opposition Leader Bernard Grech used his speech at the Floriana Granaries on Tuesday evening as a rallying cry, urging people to join the PN in its fight for change. On the eve of Independence Day, Grech spoke about his beliefs, how everything should revolve around people, not money, figures or slogans. “We will take decisions that make a difference in your lives, your work, homes, hobbies, wishes and plans.” ADVERTISEMENT “I am convinced about my mission. I am also convinced that on my own I cannot bring about change. Together with you, we can change everything. We have improved our work, have new energy, all the while we are building on the loyalty of those who gave their hearts to the party,” he said. Read more: www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-09-20/local-news/Live-Bernard-Grech-addressing-Independence-Day-rally-in-Floriana-6736236891
Watch: ‘We are the party of the future’ – Robert Abela Monday, 20 September 2021, By Shona Berger Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Robert Abela said Monday that the PL has clearly shown the public that "we are the party of the future." The Labour Party closed off its general conference with with a rally held at the MFCC in Ta' Qali. In his first political rally addressing Labour supporters since the pandemic, Abela took his speech as an opportunity to shed light on several initiatives, changes and plans the Labour Party has worked on and will continue working on. Read more: www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-09-20/local-news/Live-Robert-Abela-addressing-political-rally-in-Ta-Qali-6736236892
Fight over custody of dog lands couple in court Xewkija. Gozo. Sunday, 19 September 2021,
A couple going through separation proceedings have been charged with being involved in a fight over the custody of their dog at their residence in Xewkija, Gozo. A court heard on Sunday how the Australian-Maltese woman had caused grievous injuries to her husband using a kitchen knife. The man on the other hand caused slight injuries to the woman. The 34-year-old woman, who works as a project manager, was also charged with using a weapon to injure the 37-year-old man, who was found to be breaking bail conditions concerning another case. Magistrate Simone Grech heard how the woman had locked the man in the balcony, claiming he was threatening her. Read more: https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-09-19/local-news/Fight-over-custody-of-dog-lands-couple-in-court-6736236863
Joseph Portelli wants to develop Jerma into 500-room hotel and apartment complex Sunday, 19 September 2021, Gozitan property magnate Joseph Portelli is seeking to develop the site of the Jerma Palace Hotel in Marsascala into a hotel and apartment complex. Portelli said in an interview with The Times of Malta that he would be seeking to develop the area into a 500-room hotel, with 130 apartments and a public square in front of St. Thomas Tower.
“The project will blend in with the beautiful surrounding traditional buildings, shops and restaurants, and we are planning a huge square in front of St Thomas Tower, which will be able to hold large public events,” he said. Portelli said that a design by a Maltese architect had been chosen because he “envisioned the concept different to all the others.” “People in the south of Malta acknowledge that since the Jerma Palace closed, that part of the south died with it,” Portelli said. The Gozitan denied that he was involved in the controversial Marsascala marina proposal, but said that he agreed with the project and that it would contribute to the aesthetic and economy of the south of the island. Read more: www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-09-19/local-news/Joseph-Portelli-wants-to-develop-Jerma-into-500-room-hotel-and-apartment-complex-6736236852
Air link for Gozo without loss of agricultural land, Robert Abela promises Gozitans Government will dedicate a record €162 million in EU funds to Gozo as Robert Abela pledges air link between islands
18 September 2021, 8:53pm by Kurt Sansone Prime Minister Robert Abela has pledged a record spend of EU funds in Gozo and an air link between the islands
Robert Abela has pledged that Gozo will get an air link to Malta, which could create new economic activities in aviation on the sister island. However, the Prime Minister insisted an air link will be done in “a sustainable” way, promising that no agricultural land will be lost. He made the pledge on Saturday evening during a session of the Labour Party general conference held in Għajnsielem. He did not give details. “Just as we introduced the fast ferry service we will also create an air link... Gozo must not only look at this as a project to improve accessibility but also as one enabling the creation of new economic niches such as the possibility of having a flying school and drone research facility,” Abela said. There is no air link between the two islands and helicopter and sea plane services available in the past were abandoned because they were not economically feasible. There has never been a fixed-wing service and the current heliport in Xewkija does not have a runway that is long enough to accomodate small aircraft. Plans to build an airstrip in Gozo in the 1990s were abandoned by the 1996 Labour government, which opposed the project at the time. Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/112139/air_link_for_gozo_without_loss_of_agricultural_land_robert_abela_promises_gozitans#.YUZdS7gzZPY
Police file charges against two prison warders over inmate's death Two CCF officials to be charged with involuntary homicide By Matthew Xuereb
An ambulance enters Corradino Correctional Facility. Two warders are to face charges over a prisoner's death by suicide. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe police have filed charges of involuntary homicide charges against two prison warders suspected to be criminally responsible for the death by suicide of 29-year-old inmate Kim Borg Nicolas Virtu last June. The two high-ranking warders will face criminal proceedings before Magistrate Caroline Farrugia Frendo. They are expected to be arraigned in the coming days and charged over their alleged failure to stick to protocols, leading to the prisoner’s death. They will also be charged with committing a crime they were duty-bound to prevent in the line of duty. Involuntary homicide carries a maximum prison term of four years or a fine of €11,000. Read more: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/police-file-charges-against-two-prison-warders-over-inmates-death.901433
[WATCH] Keith Schembri’s wife charged with money laundering, granted bail Josette Schembri Vella and her company 3City Designs are being charged with money laundering
17 September 2021, by Matthew Agius
Josette Schembri Vella (wearing a blue face mask) exiting court on Friday (Photo: James Bianchi/MaltaToday) Josette Schembri Vella and her company 3City Designs Ltd, have been charged with laundering €1.5 million. Schembri Vella, 45, of Mellieha, appeared in court before magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit, accused of laundering money between 2008 and 2020 and failing to observe all of the duties of a company director. She is the wife of the former Muscat administration’s Chief of Staff Keith Schembri, who is himself accused of money laundering in separate proceedings. The prosecution was unable or unwilling to say what the predicate offence – the crime necessitating the laundering of the money – was. This was part of a worrying trend, said the defence, whereby people were arraigned on what appeared to be trumped up money laundering charges and arguing that this was all because of Malta’s greylisting.
Ex suldat, il-vittma li tilef ħajtu wara li waqa’ minn gallarija f’Wied il-Għajn Imtella' Settembru 17, 2021Mario Mifsud ta’ 59 sena minn Raħal ġdid ġie identfikat bħala l-vittma li tilef ħajtu f’inċident sfortunat wara li waqa’ għoli ta’ madwar sular minn gallarija ta’ residenza fi Triq Ġebel f’Wied il-Għajn. Mifsud li huwa ex-suldat miet wara li kien ilu tmint ijiem jissielet għal ħajtu fit-Taqsima tal-Kura Intensiva tal-Isptar Mater Dei. Huwa kien ingħata l-għajnuna minn tim mediku fuq il-post waqt li l-kundizzjoni tiegħu mill-ewwel ġiet iċċertifikata bħala waħda serja. Il-mewt ta’ Mario ġabet reazzjoni minn bosta, b’mod partikolari ex kollegi tiegħu fil-Forzi Armati Maltin. Qal li għal Mario, dak li kienu jaraw għajnejh kienu jagħmluh idejh. Kien is-suldat li fil-Barracks ta’ Ħal Luqa kont tmur għandu dwar manutenzjoni ta’ elettriku u ilma. Aqra iktar: www.tvm.com.mt/mt/news/aggornat-imut-ir-ragel-li-waqa-minn-gallarija-fwied-il-ghajn/
Government fined for unauthorised tree uprooting in Ta' Qali concert venue works The environment authority has fined the government for uprooting trees at Ta' Qali before a permit to do so was granted
Last-ditch effort to clear Comino of deckchairs and umbrellas A parliamentary petition follows public outrageNationalComino By Fiona Galea Debono
The deckchairs crowding Comino. Photo: Karl Andrew Micallef
The deckchairs and umbrellas that have hogged Comino’s Blue Lagoon throughout summer will soon be gone, but this has not stopped people from petitioning parliament in a last-ditch attempt to enforce their removal anyway. The petition, which asks the House of Representatives for “the removal of sun beds and deckchairs from Comino”, closed some days ago, gathering over 600 signatures. It follows the public outrage provoked last month by a Times of Malta video that showed how empty deckchairs covered the Blue Lagoon area, leaving people with no spot to lay their towel. The footage of what is meant to be an idyllic tourist attraction went viral, reaching 4.7 million viewers and seen in the UK, Malta’s biggest tourist market, four times more than in Malta itself. Read more: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/last-ditch-effort-to-clear-comino-of-deckchairs-and-umbrellas.901061
[WATCH] Bernard Grech proposes doubling VAT-exempt threshold to €60,000 The measure is aimed at simplifying bureaucracy while addressing the rising cost of living
16 September 2021, 8:06pm by Nicole Meilak Photo: Partit Nazzjonalista
Opposition leader Bernard Grech has proposed doubling the current VAT-exempt threshold from €30,000 to €60,000 as a means of simplifying bureaucracy at source. “My message to you, as party leader and as future Prime Minister if you give me your trust, is that with me you’ll carry less of a burden, because you won’t have to collect and pay VAT,” he stated during a Q&A session in Msida. The current VAT threshold stands at €30,000, meaning that anyone earning below that amount per year is exempt from having to collect and pay VAT. Under Grech’s proposal, professionals and SME’s registering income at above €30,000 but less than €60,000 will be exempt from collecting VAT. Read more: www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/112105/watch_bernard_grech_proposes_doubling_vatexempt_threshold_to_60000#.YUPBwbgzZPY
EU Commission president visits Daphne Caruana Galizia murder site By Staff reporter
EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday paid her respects to slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia during a visit to the Bidnija memorial site where she was assassinated. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier.EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday visited the site where journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was brutally assassinated outside her Bidnija home in October 2017. During the visit, Von der Leyen met with Caruana Galizia's family members, including husband Peter Caruana Galizia and son Matthew. The trip to Bidnija came as a surprise shortly after she addressed a news conference with Prime Minister Robert Abela in Valletta. In a tweet later, von der Leyen said Caruana Galizia made the ultimate sacrifice for democracy. Read more: timesofmalta.com/articles/view/eu-commission-president-in-visit-to-daphne.901088
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.