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Updated: No more walls between the dead, Archbishop insists

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 16:03 Last update: about 5 years ago

Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna today laid flowers and blessed the Addolorata Cemetery grave of Guze Ellul Mercer, who, like many others, had been interdicted by the Church and was buried in a non-consecrated section of the cemetery. 

The Archbishop said of that episode in history: ‘Buried here are thousands of Maltese and there has been a wall between those who died at peace with the Church and others. Today that wall fell. And I would ask pardon for the walls built to separate our dead.’


The Archbishop sought forgiveness for the walls built in the past at the Addolorata Cemetery to separate people who died in peace with the Church from others.

Labour deputy leader Chris Fearne said that he appreciated the gesture.

In a tweet, Opposition Leader Adrian Delia praised the ASrchbishop's move, saying that the gesture is appreciated by everyone and should serve as a basis for more unity.

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