|Bp Grech and the Anglican Pro-Cathedral|
Bishop Grech said in a statement that whereas splits do exist between Christian Churches, “A true Christian must perforce be upset when cracks appear in our unity,” The Gozo Bishop said Anglicans in Malta and Gozo have launched a campaign to raise funds for repairs to their main church, the Pro-Cathedral of St Paul. The repairs are expected to cost some three million euros. Bishop Grech said Lent was a good time for works of charity, and for this reason the Sunday collections would be used to give a helping hand to “our Anglican brethren.”
The Chancellor of the Pro-Cathedral, the Revd Canon Simon Godfrey, who is a tireless worker for ecumenical relations in Malta and Gozo, has described this offer as "simply wonderful!" and a real expression of the "practical ecumenism" which the Pope has encouraged. Fr Simon noted that Bishop Mario refers in his announcement to the "special bond between the Anglican and Gozo Churches".
In my letter of thanks to Bp Grech I underlined how this generous gift is "a sure sign of our commitment to walk forward together in unity and love"