Dom Franzoni died on the 13th of July 2017. He had founded the San Paolo Base Community in Rome. This interview commemorates his thoughts and achievements.
On the 23rd June 1988, Dockyard workers blocked access to the Grand Harbour, so as not to allow in the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal. The Ark Royal had to divert its route and enter Saint Paul’s Bay.
The KSU elections campaign showcased the lack of transparency and accountability. Is it any wonder that the politicians of tomorrow will not uphold these principles once they are entrusted with the public funds?
Unlike places like the Emirates, which generally promote themselves as hyper-modern hubs—versions of Las Vegas in the Persian Gulf—Malta does not brand itself as the place of ultramodern sky-scrapers. Instead, the country is portrayed through images that highlight its idyllic Mediterranean location, rural lifestyle or its ‘glorious past’.
The very last initiative in which Charles Miceli was involved was an Open Letter to the Prime Minister concerning Malta’s foreign policy commitments.
How the emblem of debauched foreign aristocracy became the ultimate symbol of Maltese identity.
The dominant culture has appropriated the idea of active aging to abet the status quo, damaging several people in the process.