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Pope Benedict XVI To Visit Malta In April 2010



 Pope Benedict and President Fenech Adami

EDIT: Pope Benedict will visit Malta on the 17th April 2010 and Sunday 18th April 2010, Archbishop Paul Cremona announced at the end of the 5th Catechetical Congress today. The Pope will visit youths at the Valletta Waterfront.

Originally published on 12th September 2009:
Pope Benedict XVI is set to visit Malta next april 2010, this is expected to be a one day visit, media reports said today.

Dr Alberto Gasbarri, the person responsible for the Pope’s voyages, will be in Malta next month for this purpose, the Curia confirmed.
The Maltese Government welcomed the announcement of the Pope’s visit on behalf of the Maltese people.

Last June, President George Abela invited the Pope to Malta. It will be Pope Benedict’s first visit to Malta.

President Abela and Pope Benedict

Mass on the Granaries in Floriana will be the highlight of the visit which will be held to mark the 1950th anniversary of the arrival of St Paul in Malta.

Pope John Paul II had visited Malta twice – in 1990 and in 2001, the latter for the beatification ceremony of three Maltese.

Curia Confirms Faith Healer Ban (TMI)

The Malta Independent newspaper gave the full story on the confirmation of the Curia Ban on Edward Spiteri, describing him as a telepreacher and faith healer.

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This is a copy of the first news item the Malta Independent on Sunday printed about this topic.

curia ban on spiteri

Malta Independent articles were removed from their site.
Malta Independent Editorial (doi.gov.mt)

UPDATE: Till this day (12/4/14) the Curia when contacted confirmed that the ban is still in force as the healing services by Catholic Revival Movement are still being organised. In Malta only Marana tha’, Fr Elija Vella and Fr Hayden Williams organise healing services with the required permission of the Archbishop. Others who are not priests are in disobedience of this.