New Rector for St John’s Co-Cathedral

Archbishop Charles Scicluna has appointed Monsignor Paul Carmel Vella as Rector of St John’s Co-Cathedral.

59-year-old Monsignor Vella was born in Siġġiewi and was ordained priest in 1988.

He served as secretary and chaplain to Archbishop Joseph Mercieca and was also Archbishop’s Delegate for liturgy and master of ceremonies of the Metropolitan Chapter as well as the diocesan master of ceremonies.

In 1997 he was appointed Defender of Marriages in the Ecclesiastical Tribunal and later, Judge of the same Tribunal.

In 2017 he was appointed Archpriest of St Helen’s parish in Birkirkara.

Two years later, Monsignor Vella was appointed chaplain within the Order of the Holy Sepulchre and Monsignor of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Malta.