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Monday, March 21, 2016:
Archbishop Mercieca has passed away this morning

Mgr Ġużeppi Mercieca, Archbishop emeritus of Malta, has passed away this morning, at the age of 87.


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Sunday, December 27, 2015:
€106,000 for the restoration of the facade and dome of St George's Basilica

The Ministry for Gozo has granted a fund of €106,000 to St George’s Basilica to support a project which will include the restoration of it’s artistic façade and monumental dome.


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Friday, December 25, 2015:
A BLESSED CHRISTMAS

A Blessed Christmas to all readers of this Official Website of St George’s Basilica.


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Friday, December 4, 2015:
#mission2ethiopia_2015

“An unforgettable, humbling, soul touching, incredible eye-opening, spiritual experience!”.  At the risk of sounding rather bombastic this is what in a nutshell #mission2ethiopia_2015 was for us, a group of five Gozitan youths hailing from St George’s Parish who decided earlier on this year to embark on a new adventure, very different and perhaps much more daring than the ones we had immersed ourselves into, previously in our lives.


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Friday, November 27, 2015:
Bishop Mario Grech start his first Pastoral Visitation to Victoria

On Sunday 15 November 2015, H.L. Mgr Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo and Dean of the Collegiate Chapter, inaugurated his first Pastoral Visitation to the two Victoria parish communities, by celebrating the 11am Mass at St George’s Basilica.  Another Mass was celebrated at the Cathedral parish later in the afternoon.


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Saturday, November 14, 2015:
Two altar boys from St George's Basilica to serve in Rome this summer

On Friday 6 November 2015, Nicholas Vella, one of our Basilica’s altar servers, received the great news that he will be serving at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome this summer.  He placed fifth in an exam held last October.  The group will also be accompanied by another altar server from our parish, Samuel Aquilina, who had already passed the same exam back in 2012, but will now return to St Peter’s as a ‘mature’ altar server.


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Sunday, September 20, 2015:
We have seen with our own eyes... and believed

Blessed Pope Paul VI called the Holy Land “the fifth Gospel” giving the impression that one would not be able to succeed in contemplating the Word of God in its entirety if he or she would not visit the land where the four main Gospels were written in the first place.  The nine Gozitans who, accompanied by Archpriest Mgr Paul Cardona, visited the land where the Lord Jesus Christ was born and bred, died and resurrected will definitely agree with this assumption now that they have seen with their own eyes the holy places connected to the life of the Saviour.


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Friday, September 11, 2015:
Can. Francis M. Vella has passed away

Once again this website sadly announces the departure of another one of our beloved priests.  Canon Francis M. Vella , 85, has passed away early this morning at the Gozo General Hospital.


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Sunday, July 26, 2015:
FESTA SAN ĠORĠ 2015

Read this year’s commentary on the main events during St George’s Festa 2015.  Photos are by Toni Farrugia and Clayton Grech.  The article continues in Maltese.


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Friday, July 24, 2015:
Merciful Face of God Icon for Basilica Museum

A Roman icon inspired by the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy (2015-2016) proclaimed by Pope Francis has been donated to the Basilica Museum Il-Ħaġar | Heart of Gozo.


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Saturday, July 11, 2015:
Video and Audio Streaming

Thanks to our media team, the Video-Audio Streaming from St George's Basilica is back on track for Festa Week. Stay tuned by following our LBV Youtube Channel and pressing on the scheduled event to watch live video streaming. Access is also available from the 'Audio & Video' button on top of our Parish Website www.stgeorge.org.mt.


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Thursday, June 11, 2015:
Reflections on consecrated life for the nine Thursdays of St George

Today is the fifth Thursday in honour of St George.  The spiritual preparation leading to the titular feast on July 19 has started on Thursday 14 May, with the first Thursday.


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Thursday, April 23, 2015:
HAPPY ST GEORGE'S DAY

Today is April 23, the liturgical solemnity of St George, Patron Saint of Gozo.  Devotees of the saint around the globe celebrate the day of his martyrdom, in a time of great persecution against Christians in various world regions such as Iraq, Syria, Lybia and Nigeria.  In this context, the figure of George of Lydda shines more than ever as a true beam of witness to Our Lord.


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