Archbishop to launch Maltese version of the Apostolic Exhortation

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Archbishop to launch Maltese version of the Apostolic ExhortationThis Thursday, Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna will officially present the Maltese version of the Apostolic Exhortation.

The translation of the Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate, from Italian to Maltese, was undertaken by Gozitan Francesco Pio Attard for the Maltese Episcopal Conference.

The presentation will take place at 7pm, in the central yard of the Archbishop’s Seminary in Tal-Virtù, Rabat.

At the end of the presentation Mgr Scicluna will lead a moment of prayer. The public is invited to attend.

The printed version, which includes a thematic index, is available from Emmaus in Birkirkara.

To download the PDF document of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad) in Maltese, please see here.

It is also available on the website of the Secretariat for the Laity www.laikos.org with an audio version for the visually impaired.

In the exhortation, the Pope talks about the call to sainthood in today’s world. The Pope recalls that according to Church teaching the call to sainthood is universal; in other words, all people, not only Christians, can become saints; this may be done by living the Beatitides found in the Gospel.

Pope Francis also talks about the happiness and joy of Christian living, as indicated in its title, which are the same words Jesus Christ uses to describe people who are persecuted or humiliated because they follow him.

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