President-Elect, the Hon. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has opted to attend an inauguration Mass to mark the beginning of her presidency under a big tent in the car park of Id-Dar tal-Providenza before she proceeds to the President’s Palace in Valletta to take the oath of office. The Mass will be held on Friday, April 4th. It will start at 3.00pm and is expected to be over around 4.00pm. The celebrant will be Mgr Archbishop Pawl Cremona OP assisted by the Apostolic Nuncio, Mgr Aldo Cavalli, the Bishop of Gozo, Mgr Mario Grech, the Auxiliary Bishop, Mgr Charles J. Scicluna and a number of priests.
As one can expect on such an occasion the highest authorities of our country, family members, members of the Diplomatic Corps and other distinguished guests will be attending the religious ceremony which will be televised ‘live’ on the local media.
The President-Elect has graciously invited all residents of Id-Dar tal-Providenza to attend the Mass.
Mrs Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca will be the ninth President of Malta and the second woman-president after Ms Agatha Barbara (1982-87)