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Malta’s leading prelate prays for continued respect for the unborn

December 27, 2016

In his Christmas homily at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina, Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta preached that the Nativity allows us to see the face of Christ, the desire of nations, who was incarnate for nine months before his birth.

At the conclusion of his homily, the prelate prayed that the nation, where unborn children have legal protection, will continue to welcome unborn human life.

Referring to the “desire to see Jesus’ face, this desire with which we welcome with joy the birth of a child,” Archbishop Scicluna prayed that “respect towards the unborn child remain strong in our culture.”


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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Dec. 28, 2016 6:10 AM ET USA

    Malta has been a center of Christian/Catholic civilization, and a bastion against those who would overthrow the reign of Christ, almost since the time of St. Paul. May God keep them strong in the faith.

  • Posted by: Jim.K - Dec. 27, 2016 9:11 PM ET USA

    "...Christ, the desire of nations, who was incarnate for nine months before his birth." What a powerful thought. Jesus Christ, the desire of nations, was truly incarnate, that is, truly GOD, from the first moment of His miraculous conception. If you know anyone who doesn't believe that abortion is wrong, ask them to meditate on that for a few minutes. And then ask, what would be the state of humanity if Jesus had been aborted in Mary's womb?