The Communications Office of the Archdiocese of Malta has sent the following statement:
Reference is made to the article “IVF: witch hunt for rebel priests”, published on Maltastar.com.
It is absolutely not true that former Archbishop Guzeppi Mercieca wrote or was involved in the Pastoral Letter “Celebrating Life”, as alleged in the article.
To report that “Archbishop Cremona is out of action” is to say the least an exaggeration and also does not correspond to the truth. Mgr Cremona was advised to rest. He cancelled his public committments which he is resuming gradually. However, this does not mean that in actual fact he is not fully responsible for the running of the Archdiocese. This also disproves the other allegation that Bishop Mario Grech has taken over the running of the Archdiocese of Malta.