8 restrictions on child abusers imposed by Church’s safeguarding commission

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Following the publishing of Malta’s Safeguarding Commission’s report for 2018 and 2019, it was revealed that the Church imposed restrictions on 8 people in relation to child abuse, amongst them Catholic priests.

Andrew Azopardi, the head of the Safeguarding Commission stated that these cases were passed on the the appropriate authorities.

He went on to highlight the Church’s proactive nature by reporting these cases the the police or social services so that they can be investigated. 

During the past two years, the commission revised certain safeguarding policies and will publish the report in the first months of 2021 following consultations with victims, patrons of Church services and other stakeholders and agencies.


Roberta Metsola elected as Vice-President of the European Parliament

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Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola has officially been elected as the Vice-President of the European Parliament, the highest-ever role occupied by a Maltese representative. 

The role of VP is also the second-highest position in the European Parliament, previously occupied by Mairead McGuinness, who is now the European Commisioner for Financial Stability, Financial Service and Capital Markets Union. 

Metsola took to social media share what a great deal this means to the Maltese MEP and assures that she will do her utmost ‘to continue to build bridges’, signing off with ‘I will not let you down’.


109 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 108 recoveries

67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries
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Malta has registered 109 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,460 swab tests, while 108 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 14 cases were family members of previously known cases, 3 cases were contact of positive work colleagues and 5 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases.

To date, Malta has registered 7,646 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 5,479 have recovered, 88 died and 2,079 are still active.


Italy has registered more than one million COVID-19 cases

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Italy has registered more than one million COVID-19 cases following the report of 32,961 overnight cases and 623 deaths.

Italy is one of the foremost countries to suffer the damage done by COVID-19 with the total number of cases rising to 1,028,424 cases. 

To this day, Lombardy still registers the most COVID-19 cases, with Campania and Piemonte following after.