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Quotes of the week

“The letter had no pastoral sensibility and it lacked compassion towards parents who use IVF.”

Theologian and Archbishop’s delegate on catechesis Fr René Camilleri reacting to the bishops’ pastoral letter on IVF.


“Wherever IVF was introduced it opened to the way for abortion.”

The Church’s Cana movement lending its voice to the IVF debate in a strongly worded statement that said what was medically possible was not always morally correct.


“Shall I show you how to kill someone without leaving a trace?”

A sentence from deceased lawyer Margaret Mifsud’s handwritten note recounting how her Libyan husband Nizar El Gadi threatened her as he tried to strangle her. Three weeks later she was found dead in her car off the Coast Road.


“Blatantly unrepresentative and undemocratic.”

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Alex Sceberras Trigona on the government’s position after Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando resigned as a Nationalist Party MP. The PN retorted it did not need democracy lessons from a “political dinosaur”.


“He always thought he would die young.”

Josianne Brignone recalling how her husband Charles, who was hit by a boat propeller while snorkelling, believed death would reunite him with his mother who he lost when he was seven.


“Courts are not there to jail people... it is not the solution.”

Magistrate Antonio Mizzi urging a 57-year-old arrested for being drunk not to do anything foolish or he would face a harsher punishment next time.

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