Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hall of Honour (3): Anthony Mangion

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Anthony Mangion (first from left) during an activity at the University of Malta.

Our third recipient is Anthony Mangion. Mangion is mostly known for his role as volunteer custodian - for the past 40 years - of Malta's unique medieval religious site, namely St. John the Evangelist Chapel and the neighbouring Chapel of the Annunciation of Ħal Millieri. Both chapels have been restored by Din l-Art Ħelwa, Malta’s national trust. 

Mangion was also instrumental in hosting the first meetings of Pro Tridentina (Malta) and was a member of its Executive Committee between 2007 - 2012 and PRO between 2012 - 2013.

His excellent knowledge of Latin ensured that the Maltese public would be able to consult Summorum Pontificum and the letter written by Benedict XVI to the bishops in Maltese. Mangion in fact translated both documents from Latin into Maltese.

As custodian at Ħal Millieri, Mangion organised some Tridentine Masses, both for members of Pro Tridentina (Malta) as well as for those who are attracted to this liturgy.