Quotes of the week

“We have been through far tougher times than those which Franco De­bono is now seeking to create and we will still be there after his tantrums have become a thing of the past.”

Transport Minister Austin Gatt reac­ting to calls by MPs Fran­co Debono and Jeffrey Pullicino Orlan­do to resign from Cabinet.

“There were 2,000 pastoral letters that I read and wanted to bite my tongue while doing so.”

Theologian Fr René Camilleri, who chose not to read the pastoral letter on IVF because of its “insensitive language”, explaining that the Church had to save man not itself.

“Mgr Charles Scicluna has proved he has no problem making enemies to seek justice.”

An unnamed priest welcoming the news that Mgr Scicluna, a leading figure in the Vatican’s clerical abuse investigations, has been appointed Auxiliary Bishop.

“The industry can be justifiably proud... more so given the economic situation”

Tourism Minister Mario de Marco re­acting to statistics showing Malta re­gistered an all-time high visitor rate in August and record airport passenger movements last month.

“Be patient and understand.”

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, during the 5+5 summit in Malta, calling on European countries to appreciate the difficulties countries like his were facing after the Arab Spring.

“Reform should go ahead even without a pay rise.”

Chief Justice Silvio Camilleri insisting judicial reform will go ahead irrespective of whether the judiciary receive a pay rise.


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