ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS GUZEPPI MERCIECA

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It is with great remorse that we announce the death of Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Mercieca, who at the age of 87, passed away on the 21st March 2016.

Gozitan-born Mercieca served as the head of the Maltese archdiocese for more than 30 years, following the retirement of Archbishop Mikiel Gonzi. Mercieca is renowned for maintaining stable and diplomatic ties between the church and state during a challenging phase in Maltese history. His funeral will be held on the 23rd March at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, and will be laid to rest at St Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina.

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