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Malta’s Archbishop Hosts Charity Concert To Raise Money For Family Of Lassana Cisse

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Archbishop Charles Scicluna has announced that half of the proceeds from last night’s charity concert will be going to the family of murdered Ivorian man Lassana Cisse.

The announcement came after an Ivorian community leader in Malta had said the cost of repatriating Cisse’s body back to the Ivory Coast would be challenging, and run into the thousands.

“Thank you to the great artists, to the sponsors and the generous patrons who made the Archbishop’s Charity Fund Concert 2019 possible! Half of the proceeds will go to help the family of the late Mr Cisse killed in cold blood because ‘he was black’,” Archbishop Scicluna tweeted last night.

The debut of the Archbishop’s Charity Fund Concert 2019 was held in St Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina last night.

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Malta’s archbishop has reacted strongly to the racially-motivated murder that shocked Malta

Soon after two Maltese soldiers were arrested in connection with the murder, Scicluna had said: “Great sadness, shock and shame as we confront the true evil face of the xenophobia, hatred and sense of impunity that poison a number of us Maltese.”

Since then, Cisse’s family told Lovin Malta about their shock and disbelief that Cisse had been killed by two soldiers when he had just wanted to work in Malta and raise money for his family.

He leaves behind a wife and two children.

What do you think of the archbishop’s gesture?

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