Malta’s new Archbishop Mgr Charles Scicluna will be addressing the media at noon, at the same time that all parishes have been asked to ring church bells in celebration for his appointment.
The official news of his appointment is expected in today’s Vatican news bulletin, which is also issued at noon.
Mgr Scicluna will be replacing Mgr Paul Cremona, who resigned in October. Mgr Scicluna has been acting as apostolic administrator since the resignation.
This website will be offering readers the opportunity to follow the press conference live.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Mgr Scicluna came to Malta with his family in 1960 and they resided in Qormi. He 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.
In 1991 he also obtained a doctorate in Canon Law in Rome.
Between 1990 and 1995, he was defender of the bond and promoter of justice at Metropolitan Court of Malta, Professor of Pastoral Theology and Canon Law at the local Faculty of Theology and Vice-Rector of the Major Seminary of the Archdiocese. His pastoral activities included service at the parishes of St. Gregory the Great in Sliema and Transfiguration in Iklin. He served as chaplain to the local Convent of St. Catherine.
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