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Malta's archbishop rues failure to stop divorce campaign

June 23, 2011

The leading Catholic prelate of Malta has expressed regret that the Church was not able to do more to fight the acceptance of divorce—which was approved by a voter referendum in May.

“We did our duty when we made a financial contribution” to the campaign against approval of the referendum, said Archbishop Paul Cremona, who observed that the campaign was a secular effort, not a Church campaign. Leaders of that campaign reported that the Church had contributed €180,000 to its efforts, of a total budget of €236,000.


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