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Not a terrible place to visit (AP Photo/Lino Azzopardi)

If you have never been to Malta, you must go

The island hosts the Commonwealth heads of nations soon – but everyone should visit

Author Fiorella de Maria worked in a hospital in Jerusalem during her gap year (PA)

Fiorella de Maria’s We’ll Never Tell Them, set amid the two World Wars, is a perfect read for young people debating their future path in life

Giles Fraser said that we must learn to worship in tents not temples (PA)

The Reformation with its attendant iconoclasm stripped England of much of its numinosity

Oils are prepared for the Chrism Mass in the Diocese of Clifton 

I was struck by all the people, some still to be born, who would experience the anointing with oil over the coming year

Mgr Charles Scicluna, the newly appointed Archbishop of Malta (CNS)

The appointment of Mgr Charles Scicluna as the new Archbishop of Malta is very good news for the Maltese Islands

Then Mgr Charles Scicluna, left, with Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Charles Scicluna served for 10 years as Promoter of Justice at the CDF

There are worse places to be (AP)

Let’s raise a Kinnie to one of the world’s most beautiful – and most Catholic – cities

Baron Albrecht von Boeselager

The Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta discusses the dangers of providing aid in a volatile age

Prince William, right, at an Independence Day Mass at St John's Co-Cathedral in Malta (Photo: CNS)

The Duke of Cambridge was in Malta to celebrate the island’s 50 years of independence

Michelangelo's Pietà (Stanislav Traykov)

To contemplate one of the great artist’s masterworks it is to experience an inkling of what redemption entails