Photos Aid Shared Refugee Ministry In Malta

Canon Simon Godfrey, Chancellor of St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral in Malta writes:-  

"Two interesting and absorbing joint initiatives have been taking place in Malta and Gozo. “Life Through My Lens” is a fund raising exhibition at Holy Trinity, Sliema. It is sponsored by the Jesuit Refugee Service and the Malta Chaplaincy. The photographic exhibition in mid-April offered a rare insight into the daily struggles and celebrations faced by refugees living in Malta. The motto of the Jesuit Refugee Service is “Accompany, Serve, Advocate" and together we hope to showcase the lives and experiences of the many who have been given a safe haven in the Mediterranean.

“On Wednesday 27 April at a press conference at the Gozo Seminary Bishop Mario Grech, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Gozo, and I launched Project Merhba Project Welcome in English. This joint project with the Diocese of Gozo will have raised sufficient funds by the end of May  to bring 14 Sixth Form students from war torn Iraq to Gozo with their teachers for a period of respite, a time for holidays, spiritual reflection and personal growth away from the security threats that affect their daily lives .These Christian students will come to the Maltese Islands in June and Live and Worship both with Roman Catholic and Anglican families .For us it will be a time to learn, understand and share their hopes and fears in the relative calm and tranquillity offered by a country just a few hundred kilometres from the war zones

“We hope that these joint initiatives will serve to strengthen our Ecumenical bonds and provide a firm footing for further work together going forward."