Pope Francis to visit Malta and Gozo on May 31

Pope Francis will visit Malta on May 31. President George Vella confirmed the news on Monday morning. He said he hoped the visit ‘would bring with it divine blessing and national unity’. Prime Minister Robert Abela welcomed news of the visit on social media. He said: ‘This visit should be an opportunity for us to […]

Horror at the altar as Maltese church roof collapses

A Maltese church described as ‘a national treasure’ could be closed for several months after part of its ceiling collapsed. The roof caved in early this morning at the Church of Our Lady of Jesus, or Knisja Santa Marija ta’ Ġesù, in Rabat. No one was in the building at the time. Horrified Franciscan priests […]