The Government of Malta remembers the memory of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI became linked to Malta after canonizing Ġorġ Preca in 2007, the first Maltese to receive sainthood.
Pope Benedict XVI visited Malta in April 2010, and thereafter expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome he received from the people in Malta and Gozo.
Prime Minister Robert Abela remembers fondly his own meeting with Pope Benedict XVI during his apostolic visit to Malta, and also remembers the important meetings held during this same visit, including with Maltese youths.
The Government of Malta remembers the memory of Pope Benedict XVI and sends its heartfelt condolences to the Vatican State.