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Pope officially names Mgr Charles Scicluna as new Archbishop of Malta

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 NEWS   On 27 February 2015 the new Archbishop-elect of Malta, Mgr Charles J. Scicluna, promised to be himself and to listen before speaking. The Archbishop-elect was speaking at a press conference during which Pope Francis’ nomination for the Maltese Church’s next leader was made official. Mgr Scicluna will be replacing Mgr Paul Cremona, who resigned on 14 October for health reasons. Read more …

Virgil Bugeja awarded Order of Australia Medal

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 NEWS   Mr Virgil Bugeja of St Julians, Malta was among those who were awarded the Order of Australia Medal announced in the Australia Day Honours List on 26 January. His award was in recognition for service to international relations through the Friends of Australia Association in Malta. Read more …

Mario Azzopardi’s distorted view of Melbourne’s Maltese-Australians

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 BLOG   By MCCV President Victor Borg   In a recently published book, Kitarri, Tombli u Teatrin  Mario Azzopardi comments on the ways that Maltese in Australia (Maltese-Australian  or ‘Maltawstraljani’ as he calls them) amuse themselves. In so far as limiting himself to this topic, the author tries to give a picture of how Maltese who came to Australia in the 1950s and 60s tend to while away their spare time. Read more …

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