Pope Francis appoints Fr Fabio Attard as member of the Dicastery
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Pope Francis has appointed Fr Fabio Attard SDB, a member of the General Council of the Salesians as a consultor of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, responsible for Youth Ministry.
The Bishop of Gozo Mgr. Mario Grech, congratulated Fr Fabio on “this important appointment.”
Born on the 23rd of March 1959 in Gozo, Fr Attard was was professed as a Salesian on the 8th of September 1980 in Dublin where he made his novitiate.
He received the diaconate on the 11th of July 1986 and priesthood on the 4th of July the following year, in Rome.
He was rector in Sliema, Malta, of St Alphonsus, and then of St Patrick, Fr Attard received his degree in Moral Theology at the Alphonsianum in Rome.
Fr Attard was Rector of the Institute of Pastoral Formation, which he had founded in 2005 in the Archdiocese of Malta; he participated in the 26th General Chapter as delegate of the Province of Ireland-Malta and was elected Councillor for Youth Ministry.
Photograph: Gozo Diocese