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 […]

The Pope is invited to visit Malta and Gozo

The Pope has been invited to visit Malta and Gozo. President of Malta issued the formal invitation during a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday. Dr George Vella described Francis as ‘a real man of the people’. The President told reporters: ‘It was amazing, just like talking to someone who is a […]

Pope says ‘don’t bury hope’ as Malta marks Easter

The Pope has urged Christians not to ‘bury hope’ as Malta celebrates Easter Sunday. He carried a lit candle up the main aisle of St Peter’s Basilica during the poignant Easter service at the Vatican. At the chant in Latin for ‘light of Christ’, the basilica’s lights were suddenly switched on and Pope Francis then […]

Maltese conman jailed over €100m shipping scam

A Maltese conman who posed as a multi-millionaire with links to the Vatican to defraud €100 million from an international shipping company has been jailed for eight years. Paul Sultana, 51, claimed his uncle was the Pope’s secretary and promised annual returns of 1,200 per cent by using the pontiff’s secret trading platform. Southwark Crown […]