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100 Years of ANZAC: Maltese Contribution to ANZAC Spirit

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A Tribute to the fallen Maltese-Australian ANZACs killed in action

 BLOG   On Saturday 25 April, we commemorate the centenary of ANZAC Day. It is a fitting occasion to pay a special tribute to seven brave, young Maltese soldiers, who joined the ranks of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, better known as ANZAC, and gave up their life on the battlefields of Gallipoli and the Western Front in Europe during the First World War. Six were immigrants from Malta and one was a second-generation Australian Maltese from Melbourne. Their remains are buried in foreign soil at Gallipoli in Turkey and in cemeteries in France and Belgium. Read more …

Convention for Maltese Living Abroad commences in Malta

Convention participants at the welcome reception hosted by President Coleiro-Preca

 NEWS   The Convention for Maltese Living Abroad commenced in Malta yesterday. It opened with a mass celebrated by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at the Russian Chapel in San Anton Palace  on Monday afternoon. This was followed by a reception at the palace grounds, hosted by the President of Malta H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca who welcomed the convention participants. Read more …

Maltese living abroad can still be Maltese

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 BLOG   By Professor Maurice N Cauchi   From time to time, since 1969, it was considered important to organise conventions with the aim of bringing together members of the Maltese community from abroad, to give them the opportunity of highlighting issues, problems, ideas and even make suggestions for improvement of relations between them and the home country. Read more …

Has multiculturalism failed us?

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 BLOG   By Professor Maurice N Cauchi   It is becoming fairly obvious that we seem to be at a loss what to do about migrants that land unwanted and unwelcomed on our shores. Nations around the world have taken diametrically opposite views as to how to tackle this urgent problem. In Malta, we prefer to pass them on to other larger nations where they would impose a relatively smaller impact on society. Read more …

Pastor Emeritus Fr Joseph “Joe” Briffa passes away in Melbourne

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 NEWS  The Maltese community in Melbourne, Australia is mourning the passing away of Fr Joseph Briffa, affectionately known as Fr Joe, and a prominent member of the Maltese clergy in Melbourne. He passed away on Wednesday 4 March 2015 at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, aged 85 years. A Pontifical Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Rev. Fr. Joseph Briffa PE will be offered at Church of Good Shepherd, South Circular Road, Gladstone Park on WEDNESDAY (Mar. 11, 2015) at 1.30 pm. Burial will take place in the Priests’ Crypt, Melbourne General Cemetery, College Crescent, Parkville. Read more …

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