Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea Curmi used the occasion of the restoration of the chapel in Bidnija yesterday to pay tribute to one of the hamlet’s most famous former residents, the late journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
In his homily, Galea Curmi said that while Bidnija was celebrating the feast of the Holy Family, the Caruana Galizia family couldn’t do likewise as one of their lives was brutally taken away from them.
He warned that the assassination of Caruana Galizia cast a black shadow over Malta and that this shadow will become an indelible mark unless the mastermind behind the murder is found.
“While the chapel was restored, Daphne’s life can never be restored,” he was quoted as saying by Church media outlet Newsbook.
The Bidnija chapel, up the road from where Caruana Galizia was killed in 2017, was restored following an €85,000 investment co-financed by EU funds.
Parliamentary secretary for EU funds Aaron Farrugia said that the restoration forms part of a larger conservation project to strengthen communities and that it falls under the government’s long-term vision for improving the lives of residents in their towns and villages.