Gozo Diocese and Ministry for Gozo sign Memorandum of Understanding

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Gozo Diocese and Ministry for Gozo sign Memorandum of UnderstandingA Memorandum of Understanding has been signed today between the Gozo Diocese and the Ministry for Gozo.

The Ministry for Gozo in a statement, said that it regards to the Gozo Diocese as an important stakeholder and hence the need for cooperation and collaboration for the benefit of Gozo and Gozitans.

It added that, areas of common interest have been identified, including those of social, economic, environmental and cultural, with both sides agreeing to collaborate in future initiatives and projects.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Bishop Mario Grech pointed out that a lot of good work on the part of the Central Government and the Church is currently underway in Gozo. “Through this agreement we strengthen collaboration with the State, therefore enabling an improved service for our society,” Bishop Grech said.

The Bishop remarked that the mission of the Church is to promote everything that helps to protect human dignity and enhance prosperity and social protection, as well as the cultural and environmental aspects.

While thanking the Minister for Gozo, the Bishop Grech explained that the Church, through this agreement, will be providing a greater service to the Gozitan community.

Minister Caruana said that, “through this agreement there will be formal collaboration in specified areas, which will prove beneficial for Gozitan society.”

She added that over the years, the Central Government has always considered the Gozo Diocese as a major contributor and an important strategic partner, especially in the social sector.

“Through this collaborative agreement we are going to amalgamate various aspects and services in a way that will be more effective for all concerned,” concluded Dr Caruana.

Photograph: MGOZ/George Scerri

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    1 Response

    1. Alfred Falzon says:

      A step in the right direction where the environment and cultural heritage have been placed high on the agenda of both the Government and the Church.
      Time will tell if adhered to.
      This can only be of benefit to both present and future generations who will have to face tougher problems due to many factors, one of them being climate change.

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