Closing events for the Christian Season of Creation 2017 in Malta
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The observance in Malta of the 2017 Christian Season of Creation, will close with the celebration of Mass by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, at the Conventual Franciscan Church, Valletta, on Sunday, the 1st of October, at 10:30am. The Bishop will also bless projects on environmental issues created by students attending SkolaSajf.
The events marking the Season of Creation, organised jointly by the Church Environment Commission (KA) and Nature Trust Malta (NTM), will come to an end on Wednesday 4th October, with a public meeting entitled ‘Laudato Sì: Interfaith and Secular Perspectives on Care for Creation.’
The meeting will be held at the Millennium Chapel, St Julian’s, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Keynote speakers include representatives of Christian faith, Jews, Muslims, as well as representatives of environmental NGOs and Mediterranean regional organisations.
The meeting will also be addressed by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, the Apostolic Nuncio to Malta, Mgr Alessandro D’Errico, the Vicar General of the of the Archdiocese of Malta, Mgr Joseph Galea Curmi, and by the European Commissioner for the Environment, Karmenu Vella.
This meeting will precede the international conference ‘Our Ocean,’ organised by the European Union being held on the 5th and 6th of October in St Julian’s.
Photograph by Alain Salvary