A Maltese missionary has died, according to Missio Malta, after contracting Coronavirus during his work in Peru.
Fr Valerjan Mercieca was in the Carmelite Order.
He died aged 82 having spent all his life working for missions in Latin America where he carried out works in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia.
He was originally from Santa Venera.
In a comment on Facebook, the Maltese Bishop in Peru’, Mons Giovanni Cefai, wrote that Fr Valerjan Mercieca died as he lived, working as he did as a missionary.