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100 Years of ANZAC: Maltese Contribution to ANZAC Spirit


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 Australia 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 …

Has multiculturalism failed us?


 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


 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 …

Pope officially names Mgr Charles Scicluna as new Archbishop of Malta


 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


 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 …

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