Pope to Appoint a Maltese Cardinal

The Di-Ve
January 6, 2012

Fr. Prospero Grech was nominated to become a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI. The Pope said he would appoint new cardinals after today's Angelus.

Fr.Prospero Grech was born in Vittoriosa and at the moment he lives in Rome. Fr. Grech, 86 years old studied at the Lyceum and served during the war as a gunner the Home Guard of the University during war. It was in 1943 when he joined the Augustinian Order. He became a priest seven years later while in Rome.

Fr.Prospero Grech will be the second Maltese cardinal nominated by the Pope. Back in 1816, the Pope elected Cardinal Fabrizio Sceberras Testaferrata.



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