German-speaking Catholic St Barbara Church celebrated its 50th anniversaryEnlarge image Anniversary Mass in German language at the recently renovated St Francis Church, Valletta (© German Embassy Valletta)
In October, the German-speaking Catholic St Barbara Church in Malta celebrated the 50th anniversary of its foundation. In 1966, the German-speaking Sankt Barbara Chaplaincy was established by the Catholic Church in Malta. Its intention was to provide spiritual welfare in their own language for the growing number of German-speaking Catholics settling in Malta or coming as tourists to the island.
On Saturday, 29th October, St Barbara Church celebrated the anniversary with many guests in a classy ceremony, with classical music and speeches by Fr John Sammut, representatives of the Protestant Andreas Gemeinde and with a poem read by a member of the parish council, Ms Renate Guillaumier.
Ambassador Sräga congratulated the Church and wished them a bright future.
On Sunday, 30th October, Archbishop Msgr. Charles J. Scicluna celebrated an anniversary mass in German language at the recently renovated St Francis Church in Valletta. As guests of honour attended the Hon President of the Maltese Parliament, “Mr. Speaker”, Dr Anglu Farrugia, Ambassador Gudrun Sräga and the Austrian Ambassador, H.E. Michael Schwarzinger with spouse.