Tuesday, August 21, 2012

End of an era

End of MLP - Church dispute in the 1960s

With the death of former Maltese Prime Minister Dom Mintoff, the era of the giant politicians (Anthony Mamo, Guido de Marco and Ċensu Tabone) that shaped postwar Maltese history has come to an end*.

Without going into the merits of Chuch - State relations between Mintoff and the Maltese Catholic Church, which still needs to be written without biases, this is the time of prayer for the repose of his soul.

Mintoff with Paul VI

It is shameful that unlike other illustrious deaths (of the personalities mentioned above) some Maltese have indulged in celebrating Mintoff's death and also some of the comments posted in local newspapers and blogs are simply revolting.

Update 23 August 2012:

A certain Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith who the Catholic Herald defines as 'a Catholic priest and a doctor of moral theology' wrote an article about his personal recollections of the late Premier.

* Included are those who died in the past 5 years.