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  • Children’s procession

    A children’s procession representing the Passion of Jesus Christ was organised last Sunday by Xagħra Vocational Group.

  • Resilient believers

    Today’s readings: Acts 10, 34.37-43; Colossians 3, 1-4; John 20, 1-9. Every time Easter comes and we proclaim that Christ’s mission is accomplished and we have been redeemed through his death and resurrection, I always have the feeling inside of...

  • Archbishop’s engagements

    6pm The Archbishop celebrates Mass on the opening of the General Chapter of the MUSEUM (female section) at the Seminary, Tal-Virtù. Tuesday 10am The Archbishop presides over a meeting between members of the Faculty of Theology and staff of the...

  • Search resumes for Everest bodies

    Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice yesterday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Seven...

  • Is a Master’s degree worth the effort?

    For undergraduates in their final year at University, the reality of graduation is looming closer. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree, some students may be ready to hit the job market; but others may feel they are not ready to leave University just...

  • Xagħra’s Easter bazaar

    For two consecutive weeks before Easter, Xagħra parish organises an Easter bazaar selling local, traditional products such as Easter cheese pastries (qassatat tal-Għid), honey rings (qagħaq tal-għasel) and the typical Easter sweet pastry (figolla).

  • What is life… if a child wants to die?

    Some pieces of torn cardboard hanging on a few strings. On them, children are invited to write their ‘Big Questions’ during one of the Prayer Spaces that are spreading in schools and groups. Reading their prayers reveals not only what these...

  • Announcements

    PSAILA. On March 23, at Mater Dei Hospital, to Audrey Camilleri and Michael, God’s precious gift of a son – MATTHEW, a most welcome brother to Nicholas. Deo gratias et Mariæ. Special thanks to all the dedicated staff at the Delivery Suite and...

  • French hostages freed

    Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June were found by Turkish soldiers on its border with Syria yesterday, Turkish media reported, and French President François Hollande said the four were in good health. Nicolas Henin, Pierre...

  • A fillip for Malta-based game design research

    A University research project was recently ranked first from over 1,000 EU research proposals from all disciplines in the Marie Curie strand of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The Auto Game Design project, directed by Prof. Georgios...

  • Coming up

    • Easter Sunday manifestations with the statue of the Risen Christ will be held today as follows:  at 8.45am at St George’s basilica, Victoria, with the participation of La Stella Band; at 9.15am in Nadur with the participation of the Mnarja Band,...

  • International conference in Malta on religious freedom

    A major international conference on religious freedom and the persecution of Christians today will to be held at the Dolmen Hotel, St Paul’s Bay, on May 12 and 13. It is organised by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN Malta), part of the International...

  • Pharmacies open today

    Malta & Gozo: 9am-noon Collis Williams Pharmacy, 15, Republic Street, Valletta;National Pharmacy, 17, St Mary Street, Ħamrun;Anici Pharmacy, Anici Street, Qormi;St Helen Pharmacy, Tumas Fenech Street, Birkirkara;Deby’s Pharmacy, 1, Quarries...

  • Strong quake hits off Papua New Guinea

    An earthquake with a magnitude 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea yesterday and a tsunami warning was briefly issued for the Pacific Island nation and neighbouring Solomon Islands, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake, at a depth...

  • ‘Burnout’ affecting majority of nurses

    Burnout is high among the majority of Maltese nurses, exposing a “worrying reality” that requires immediate attention, according to the latest surveys. Ninety per cent of more than 200 nurses interviewed in three hospitals across Malta reported...

  • ‘Pain is dulled but I will never forget’

    Simon Bugeja, the sole survivor of the 2008 Simshar tragedy, attempted to kill himself five times to end his misery. Ahead of the release of the film based on his story, he tells Ariadne Massa it took four years for him to regain a semblance of...

  • Bishop’s ‘surprise’ at Vatican poll findings

    Nearly 50 per cent of Maltese accept and live by the Church’s teachings on responsible birth control but find it difficult to follow, according to a survey that forms part of a worldwide Vatican initiative. Just over a quarter disagree with the...

  • Teen hospitalised in attack

    A night of clubbing and entertainment in Paceville turned into a nightmare for a teenager who ended up in hospital with a brain haemorrhage after being attacked outside a nightclub. At around 11pm on Thursday, Jordan Muscat was out clubbing with a...

  • Smiling Shannon refused to give up

    A smile slowly spreads over the face of nine-year-old Shannon as she joins her grandfather and sings the hymn dedicated to St Lawrence. This was the tune she heard when, two years ago, she woke up from a six-week coma – laughing. “Finally, after...

  • Suspicions as shot bird reports soar at end of season

    Reports sent to the European Commission on the spring hunting derogation over the past three years consistently show a spike in hunters’ SMS reports in the last three days of the season, raising concerns on the data’s validity. During the spring...

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