|Fr Fabio Attard SDB (left) meeting Pope Francis|
Our well informed sources (be it from the Holy See, the Curia or the Nunciature is irrelevant) have confirmed to us that 99.99%, the Holy Father has chosen Fr Fabio Attard, SDB as Malta's new Archbishop. Pro Tridentina (Malta) wishes Fr Attard well and reminds him that one of his responsibilities will be to protect the liturgy under both forms of the Roman Rite.
FrAttard was born on 23 March 1959 in Gozo and was professed as a Salesian on 8 September 1980 in Dublin where he made his novitiate. He received the diaconate on 11 July 1986 and priesthood on 4 July 1987, in Rome. Rector in Sliema, Malta, of “St Alphonsus” first, and then of “St Patrick”, he received his degree in Moral Theology at the “Alphonsianum” in Rome. He was the Rector of the Institute of Pastoral Formation, which he founded in 2005 in the Archdiocese of Malta; he participated in the 26th General Chapter as delegate of the Salesian Province of Ireland-Malta and was elected Councillor for Youth Ministry. The 27th General Chapter has confirmed Fr Fabio Attard for a second term as Councillor for Youth Ministry of the Salesians.
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