Pope Benedict XVI is making his apostolic journey to Malta April 17-18, 2010. This post will be continuously updated with news, commentary and resources pertaining to his visit.
From the Vatican
Schedule of Events / Prepared Texts by Pope Benedict
- Welcoming ceremony at the International Airport of Malta (Luqa, 17 April 2010)
- Visit to the Cave of St. Paul (Rabat, 17 April 2010)
- Holy Mass at the Floriana Granaries (Floriana, 18 April 2010)
- Regina Caeli (Floriana, 18 April 2010)
- Press Release: meeting of the Pope with a group of persons who were sexually abused (Apostolic Nunciature in Malta, 18 April 2010)
- Meeting with young people at the Great Port of Valletta (Valletta, 18 April 2010)
- Farewell ceremony at the International Airport of Malta (Luqa, 18 April 2010)
- Times of Malta: Papal Visit Headlines Daily comprehensive coverage (down to the minutest details) of the papal visit.
- Times of Malta: Streaming Media Gallery
- Catholic Herald: Pope Benedict XVI's Apostolic Visit to Malta (UK)
- Apostolic Journey to Malta: Full Coverage from Salt + Light Television
- Apostolic Journeys of Pope Benedict XVI: Malta as chronicled by the Pope Benedict Forum.
From John Allen, Jr. (National Catholic Reporter)
- For Benedict, Malta was a break in the storm April 19, 2010.
- Benedict's strategy on crisis: 'Pastoral not Political' April 18, 2010.
- Victim in Malta: Pope had 'tears in his eyes' April 18, 2010.
- Pope meets abuse victims in Malta April 18, 2010.
- Pope delivers strong plea to resist secularism April 18, 2010.
- Vatican strategy in Malta: 'Let Benedict be Benedict' April 18, 2010.
- Crisis hangs over pope in Malta like volcanic ash April 17, 2010.
- Pope keeps focus on Malta's past, present -- not his own April 17, 2010.
- Malta president upstages pope on crisis April 17, 2010.
- Pope in Malta: Church 'wounded by our sins' April 17, 2010.
- Facing stormy seas, pope heads to Malta to recall a shipwreck April 16, 2010.
From Anna Arco (Catholic Herald)
- Called to a vocation of love and service April 18, 2010.
- Pope Benedict meets Maltese abuse victims April 18, 2010.
- Malta diary: Awaiting Pope Benedict April 17, 2010.
- “People do not love God, because they do not know God”, on Malta's Saint George Preca. April 16, 2010.
Zenit News Service (coverage by Serena Sartini)
- Pontiff says Malta Trip was a Consolation, Praises a Culture Built on Catholicism April 21, 2010.
- Pope Benedict on the trip to Malta: "The Plan of the Love of God Is Even Greater Than the Storms" April 21, 2010.
- Malta Trip "Better than Expected", Half the Population Saw the Pope April 19, 2010.
- Maltese President's Farewell to Pope: "Hope Has Been Renewed in Us and We Have Been Strengthened" April 18, 2010.
- Pontiff's Parting Address to Malta: "Be Proud of Your Christian Vocation" April 18, 2010.
- Benedict XVI's Words to Maltese Youth: "Do Not Be Afraid to Be Intimate Friends of Christ" April 18, 2010.
- Benedict XVI Meets with Abuse Victims, Says Church Is Working to Investigate, Bring Justice April 18, 2010.
- Pope reveals Malta's Greatest Treasure, Urges Maltese to Preserve Gift of Faith April 18, 2010.
- Oor Lady of Ta' Pinu: "Pray to Her Under the Title Queen of the Family" April 18, 2010.
- Papal Homily at Granaries Square: "Many Voices Try to Persuade Us to Put Aside Our Faith in God" April 18, 2010.
- Pope to Malta: Keep Alive the Gift of Faith; Prays at Grotto of St. Paul in Rabat April 17, 2010.
- Air Malta: Pope Will Return to Rome Sunday: Dashes Hopes of Maltese Prime Minister April 17, 2010.
- Maltese President's Welcome to Pontiff "We Still Cherish a Code of Values, Nourished by Our Faith" April 17, 2010.
- Pontiff Arrives in Malta As a Pilgrim: Notes Role of Providence in St. Paul's Shipwreck April 17, 2010.
- Life, St. Paul, Malta: Nation's Prime Minister Comments on Papal Visit April 17, 2010.
- Benedict XVI: God Loves This Church, Says Its Gospel Is Strength That Heals April 17, 2010.
- Pope's Comments En Route to Malta: "Even ... Wounded by Our Sins, The Lord Still Loves This Church" April 17, 2010.
- Benedict XVI's Words at Grotto of St. Paul: "Take Up the Exciting Challenge of the New Evangelization" April 17, 2010.
- Maltese Have Great Respect for Pope, Says Prelate, Encourages Reflection on "Why" of St. Paul's Shipwreck April 16, 2010.
- Papal Address Upon Arriving in Malta: "Serve As a Bridge of Understanding" April 17, 2010.
- Malta Prelate Meets With Abuse Victims; Papal Meeting Still Possible, Though Unlikely April 16, 2010.
- Organizing a Papal Trip: Interview With Malta Official, Charles Bonello April 16, 2010.
- Boat Ride to Give Pontiff View of Malta, by Serena Sartini. April 15, 2010.
- A New Beginning for Malta: Interview with Nuncio Archbishop Tommaso Caputo April 15, 2010.
- Barhopping With the Archbishop of Malta April 15, 2010.
- Pontiff Could Receive Abuse Victims in Malta April 13, 2010.
- Pontiff Looks Forward to Malta Visit, Invokes Prayers of St. George Preca April 12, 2010.