New roof in place at Ta’ Ġieżu Church in Rabat, three weeks after cave-in

BOV, AX Holdings present donations towards repair works

The new roof which, it is hoped, will eventually be replaced by a dome. (Franciscan Fathers)

The new roof which, it is hoped, will eventually be replaced by a dome. (Franciscan Fathers)

Updated at 2pm with AX Holdings

A temporary roof has been put in place to replace the section which caved in over the altar of  Ta’ Ġieżu Church three weeks ago. 

The Franciscan Fathers hope to eventually replace it by a dome.  

Bank of Valletta CEO Mario Mallia paid a visit to the church to present the bank’s donation towards the repair work .

Read: Rabat people in shock as ceiling collapses over the altar at Ta' Ġieżu church

AX Holdings, a private company specialising in construction, development, hospitality and healthcare, has also donated financial support.

Franciscan Provincial Richard Grech has warned that much more is needed, citing €300,000 as being required for the dome alone.

“The altar table has been completely destroyed while the old main altar suffered considerable damage and might also need to be replaced,” Fr Grech explained. “The altar floor also needs to be completely replaced due to the damage sustained with the tons of debris that fell onto it.”

“Although financial assistance has been forthcoming, we are still a long way off from being able to complete this project which includes the construction of a dome over the altar.”

Donations may be made by depositing funds into BOV account with IBAN MT43VALL22013000000040020868884 at any BOV Branch, or through BOV Internet Banking.

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