The Malta Independent 20 June 2021, Sunday

Former JRS director Fr Pierre Grech Marguerat dies aged 62

Friday, 13 November 2020, 14:07 Last update: about 8 months ago

Fr Pierre Grech Marguerat, a former director of the Jesuit Refugee Services, died in Pisa on Friday after a long illness. He was 62 years old.

He had just returned to the Jesuit community house after a long hospital stay, the Jesuits community wrote on Facebook. 

From 1996 to 2007, he served as the director of the Jesuit Refugee Services office in Malta.

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Tributes poured in as news of his death spread on Friday. 

“We will always remember Fr Pierre as a wonderful man with so many gifts,” JRS Malta said in a Facebook post.

“A natural communicator, Fr Pierre shared with others his gifts of a deep faith, a heart for others, a life-giving spirit, and a passion for justice. All this with his great sense of humour... Fr Pierre was truly one of a kind in so many ways. We will never forget him, and we will be forever grateful for his friendship and unwavering support.”

The Maltese Diabetes Association described him as a "good friend" and supporter. 

"May he rest in peace," they said. 

 

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