Testimony of the late Dom Jose Maria Pires – Archbishop Emeritus of Paraiba

Abstracts from THE MALTESE MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE – 25
By Fr John Caruana

Dom José Maria Pires, Archbishop Emeritus of Paraiba, Brazil passed away at the age of 98 on August 27, 2017. In the light of this sad news, I would like to recall the testimony he sent me about Fr John Mary Cauci, of Gozo, when I was compiling The Maltese Missionary Experience.

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Libya: Sr Emmanuela Vassallo FMM – A Martyr

Abstracts from THE MALTESE MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE – 24
By Fr John Caruana

Sr Emmanuela Vassallo FMM was killed on the 5th July 1989. “She was my sister…!’” Sr Bruna Menghini wrote about Sr Emmanuela who gave her life up to save Sr Bruna Menghini during a violent assault.

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Libya: The Franciscan Missionaries of Mary

Abstracts from THE MALTESE MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE – 23
By Fr John Caruana

Sr Mary Pace FMM arrived in Libya, Tripoli in 1948 and immediately started working with abandoned children. Sr Mary worked for 20 years in the same house.

In 1968, when the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary started working with the lepers, Sr Mary was transferred to work with the village people, teaching them sewing.

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Church origins and missions in Libya (3)

Abstracts from THE MALTESE MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE – 22
By Fr John Caruana

The Franciscans Minor (OFM)

The Franciscans Minor from Malta (Ta` Ġieżu) had always felt the need to help the Church in this country. When the presence of the Italians diminished and other countries were called to help, Fr Gabriel Micallef, and Bishop Sylvester Magro together with others, were the first to give their help in Tripoli and Benghazi.

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