Mosta parish to apply to Vatican to be re-classified to Basilica status

On the feast of The Assumption today, Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna referred to the Government’s proposal that the vilification of religion would no longer be a criminal offence. During his panegyric sermon on the Virgin’s Assumption into Heaven at the Mosta parish the Archbishop said this would enable people with religious faith to be offended and consequently human dignity would be offended.

In his appeal the Archbishop said that those who sought to defend wooden religious statues should also defend human dignity.

During the festive celebrations the Archbishop announced his approval of the Mosta parish’s request applying to be re-classified to Basilica status. He expressed the hope the Vatican would agree to the request.

He also announced that henceforth he would be celebrating the Mass for the annual feast of The Assumption in Mosta every year.

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