Following the invitation of the Maltese Episcopal Conference, between Monday 17th and Wednesday 19 th June, the Church in Malta is hosting the annual meeting of media officials and spokespersons of the European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE).
This conference, which is being held at the Archbishop's Curia, is bringing together 53 representatives from all over Europe and the Holy See to discuss important issues related to communication and media. The delegation is headed by Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, President of CCEE.
Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna was invited to be one of the keynote speakers of the conference, which will also be addressed by Dr Paolo Ruffini, the Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication of the Holy See. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea Curmi will be inaugurating the conference.
This CCEE meeting in Malta also responds to the call of Pope Francis, who in his message for the 2019 World Communications Day said that the present context calls on Christians to manifest that communion which marks our identity as believers. We pray for this conference, which was last held in Malta 23 years ago, so that it could be beneficial to the Catholic Church and Christians in Europe.