Fr Lino Cardona, or as he was known by some of his students, Aunty Lina, passed away after being tested positive for COVID-19. Fr Cardona, a Jesuit Priest, was also a teacher of the Italian language at St Aloysius College.
Fr Lino was also actively involved at Dar Tal-Providenza where just a few weeks ago he presided over a fund-raising initiative.
Fr Martin Micallef, who is himself fighting a battle with cancer, thanked Fr Lino for all that he did for Dar tal-Providenza in Siggiewi.
Many former students took to social media to pay tribute to Fr Lino, who was, evidently, much-loved by all those who were lucky enough to cross paths with him.
“So sorry to hear of the loss of Fr.Lino Cardona S.J. A good man, an educator and a friend. It’s a great loss to us who knew him. May he Rest in Peace,” one person wrote.
“What a sad loss. The Jesuit who always sported a smile has departed to meet the Creator. Farewell Fr Lino,” another person posted.
MP Karl Gouder also was among those who paid tribute to Fr Lino
Our Sincere Condolences go to all the St Aloysius Community