The decision by MaltaToday to carry the names of priests accused
of abusing children in institutes was not welcomed by some of
our readers. We would like to assure them that this newspaper
did not take its decision lightly. It was taken with responsibility
and in line with what is considered the norm in European press
Julian Manduca reminds those elected and civil servants that
their duty is to serve...
A new case of child abuse involving a priest and a boy at an
institute in Sliema has been reported to MaltaToday. The case
involved accusations of oral sex which eventually led to a severe
clash between the boy and the priest...
The provincial of the Missionary Society of St Paul, Fr Bernard
Mangion yesterday confirmed to MaltaToday that he took the "necessary
action to ensure that all contact with children was cut off"
for the three members of the order being investigated by police
on allegations of sexual abuse...
The law clearly states that when sexual abuse is perpetrated
against a minor the police can proceed with criminal investigations
without an official complaint from the victim. But even under
these circumstances the church still feels that it cannot report
a paedophile priest to the police...
Magisterial inquiry appointment into activities of BICAL controller
An investigation into the number of direct orders issued by the
Foundation of Tomorrow’s Schools (FTS) was recently turned
down when MaltaToday was told that the foundation would not disclose
the private companies which were given direct orders.
By a staff reporter
As expected, it will be Arnold Cassola who will be contesting
for one of the five European Parliament seats in June 2004 for
the Alternattiva Demokratika ticket after being confirmed by members
during yesterday’s annual general meeting.
Four days after the closure of nominations for the various administration
and national executive posts in the Labour Party, the official
list of candidates was published yesterday, only that it contained
one slight quirk...
The contest for one of the Labour Party’s most powerful
positions started heating up this week when the names of those
contesting were announced...
Malta 2003: a church odyssey
The church has to come to terms with today’s reality Fr
Rene Camilleri tells Kurt Sansone
Rachel Vella is an enterprising woman who confesses to being
a good listener. She would call her biography ‘Rachel’.