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Matthew Vella 27 February 2015
Follow the live press conference announcing Charles Scicluna as Malta’s new archbishop
Mgr Charles Scicluna, 55, will be Malta’s next Archbishop.
Scicluna was Apostolic Administrator since the resignation of Archbishop Emeritus Paul Cremona in 2014.
Scicluna’s appointment follows years of service at the Vatican where he was as Promoter of Justice in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, by the side of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who became Pope Benedict XVI.
He was later tasked with the Church’s fight against sexual abuse by priests. Scicluna is also president of a Vatican College which will consider appeals moved before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith related to serious offences by priests.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Scicluna came to Malta with his family in 1960 and was educated at St Aloysius College and the University of Malta from where he graduated as a lawyer and in theology. He was ordained a priest in 1986.
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