Every day, Aleteia offers a selection of articles written by the international press about the Church and the major issues that concern Catholics around the world. The opinions and views expressed in these articles are not those of the editors.
Tuesday 15 February 2022
1 – Why the Pope’s visit to Malta should matter
2 – The Albanian bishop who emigrated in a boat and is back home
3 – Spanish archbishop supports abuse investigations but “without discrimination”
4 – Tartuffe, a comedy by French author Molière, the Church’s best ally?
5 – A group of nuns goes viral for Jesus
Why the Pope’s visit to Malta should matter
According to the local daily Times of Malta, even though there is a “noticeable decline” in the influence of the Church in Malta, “the Maltese will undoubtedly welcome the Pope enthusiastically.” Are they ready to embrace his radical message in the same way though? This editorial, published less than two months before the Pontiff’s visit in early April, hails the Bishop of Rome’s “prophetic choice” to visit migrants in Ħal Far during his trip: “a clear indication of at least one topic of the papal addresses.” The Times of Malta also expects words on corruption, hoping that the Pope’s collaborators have informed him well that Malta “is a country mired in it.” Finally, the article hopes for words on environmental degradation, another “blight” on the island.
Times of Malta, English