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Murder Suspect Abner Aquilina Will Be Charged In Court This Evening

Murder suspect Abner Aquilina is set to be charged in court today in relation to the rape and murder of Polish national Paulina Dembska. His arraignment is set to occur around 6.30pm this evening in Valletta. The charges come after Aquilina was apprehended shortly after Dembska’s lifeless body was found in Independence Gardens, Sliema. However, … Continued

WATCH: Consequences Of Fundamentalism Are The Seeds Of Hatred, Malta’s Equality Minister Warns

Malta’s Equality Minister has warned off the perils of religious fundamentalism as the country reels from outrageous comments made in the wake of the brutal murder of Polish national Paulina Dembska. “It’s easy to say anything you want, but the consequences are there,” Owen Bonnici said on yesterday’s programme of Pjazza on ONE. “And the … Continued

WATCH: Archbishop Apologises For Fr David Muscat’s Absurd Anti-Gay Comments And Pledges To Take Action 

Archbishop Charles Scicluna has pledged to take action against a priest who drew widespread condemnation after comparing being possessed by demons or having schizophrenia to being gay. “To all those who felt offended by those words, to the mothers, fathers and siblings of gay people who felt hurt and betrayed by the Church they love … Continued

Police Interrogate River Of Love Members, Abner Aquilina Spotted At Sermon 

Police have interrogated members of the Evangelist Christian group River of Love over their alleged links to Abner Aquilina, the man suspected of murdering and raping Paulina Dembska in Sliema. Pastor Gordon-John Manche’ confirmed with Times of Malta that “we always cooperate with police” when questioned about the interrogation.  However, he reiterated his community’s stance … Continued

‘Hate Speech Laws Are Clear’: Inclusion Minister Calls On Police To Investigate Mosta Priest’s Bizarre Comments

Malta’s Inclusion Minister has called on the police to investigate a controversial priest after he compared being possessed by demons or having schizophrenia to being gay. “Where’s the Curia? This type of hateful narrative against the gay community is unacceptable… And to make matters worse, this attack comes from a priest,” Julia Farrugia Portelli said … Continued

‘When Will You Pay Attention?’ MGRM Asks Malta’s Archbishop As Mosta Priest Says Being Gay ‘Worse Than Being Possessed’

A leading Maltese gay rights lobby has pleaded to Archbishop Charles Scicluna through a series of Tweets to finally acknowledge and condemn the queer hate spewed by Father David Muscat who said that being gay is “worse than being possessed”. “How many times do we need to write to you about homophobic hate speech by … Continued