Malta’s Jesuit community is mourning the COVID-related death of its third priest in a week, as 86-year-0ld Fr Robbie Wirth has become the country’s 66th virus victim.
“It is with extremely heavy hearts that we announce the passing just a short while ago of yet another of our dear Jesuit companions,” the community said in a Facebook post shared in the early afternoon.
The post continued to say the funeral for the priest will be held tomorrow morning.
On Thursday 29th October, Fr Lino Cardona became Malta’s 60th virus-related death.
Then, two days later, Fr Eddie Mercieca also succumbed to the virus, by then becoming the country’s 64th COVID-19 victim.
RIP Fr Wirth