On handling part-time priests

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2018-08-29T20:28:26+00:00Wed, 29th Aug '18, 20:28|

The Church needed to manage the reaction to my blog post of two days ago reporting that a priest convicted of molesting 17 children and banned for life by a civil court from ever dealing with children was now working as a priest in Bormla. I reported what they had told me when I published [...]

Curia ‘clarifies’ position on Felix Cini

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2018-08-29T19:42:05+00:00Wed, 29th Aug '18, 19:42|

The following is a statement by the Communications Office of the Archdiocese of Malta issued earlier this afternoon. I will comment on this in a separate post: The Communications Office refers to articles published in the media over the last 48 hours about Fr Felix Cini, a priest of Maltese nationality incardinated in the Diocese [...]

ECPMF asks Joseph Muscat if there is to be an independent inquiry into the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia

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2018-08-29T17:20:10+00:00Wed, 29th Aug '18, 17:03|

  Photo: Jame Bartlett The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom has asked the prime minister Joseph Muscat whether an open public inquiry will be held into the death of Daphne Caruana Galizia and particularly on whether the assassination could have been prevented. ECPMF's legal advisor Flutura Kusari has told a gathering [...]

Better than being hit by a truck

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2018-08-29T17:06:11+00:00Wed, 29th Aug '18, 16:50|

Labour governments did not invent this. This one sure didn’t anyway. PN governments also wrote little cheques to many people in the form of some rebate or other. Doesn’t really matter who is doing it: the practice is populist, wasteful and utterly pointless. The Finance Minister announced today the government is living up to a [...]

US Prosecutors to pause reviewing Ali Sadr’s emails while exchanges with his wives and lawyers are removed

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2018-08-29T09:27:53+00:00Wed, 29th Aug '18, 09:27|

US Prosecutors have been ordered to briefly pause from sifting through tens of thousands of emails from accounts belonging to Ali Sadr Hasheminejad. The pause, expected to last three weeks, is required so that emails to and from Ali Sadr’s wives and lawyers are properly filtered out. The order by Judge Andrew Carter of the [...]