Anti-divorce campaigner appointed Cana Movement president

Stock Exchange director who led anti-divorce campaign is made president of Catholic Church’s marriage institution.

Arthur Galea Salomone
Arthur Galea Salomone

One of the leaders of the anti-divorce movement, Arthur Galea Salomone, has been appointed the new president of the Catholic Church's Cana movement.

Arthur Galea Salomone's appointment was announced by Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. during Cana's annual Christmas gathering.

Galea Salomone is a lawyer by profession. He is married and has three children. He succeeds Dr Anna Maria Vella , who for the past seven years has offered her invaluable services and expertise in the field of the family, to the Cana Movement.   

In a brief speech, Dr Galea Salomone thanked the Archbishop and the outgoing President.

Cana Movement, he said, played a very important role in strengthening marriages and families. "Cana brings to mind a wedding which faced a difficulty which humanly speaking was hard to overcome. Many marriages and families are today facing difficulties which sometimes appear impossible to resolve.

"The role of the Cana Movement itself is becoming increasingly crucial in these particularly challenging times but, in the true spirit of Cana, with perseverance, good will and divine help, no challenge or problem is insuperable."

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Ma nistax nifhem kif dak li mhux tal mlp kollu hazin. Jekk ghalikom il-Knisja Kattolika ma ghadiex relevanti tajjeb mhux problema imma li tinfexxu fit-tajjir dan juri biss livel baxx li zgur Joseph ma jridx fil-partit LP. Dak li qed taghmlu hu biss pjacir lil PN. ghax dejjem l-istess erba tikumentaw.
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They can perch their Cana movement on top of the phallic symbol they were so worried their roman emperor might see - but leave our financial and secular institution in the hands of professionals and not these christian taliban clowns. Malta in europe resembles more a jihadi muslim country. Change the half moon with a cross - and keep the mentality and values!
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@ BETTER FUTURE, As you rightly point out, the church "acknowledges only 7 as possible miracles". POSSIBLE miracles, not actual. Not a single professional in the medical fraternity will back up these ridiculous claims. If praying cured people, we would,'t need doctors and hospitals, simple as that.
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Congratulation reverend archbishop for your new appointment to lead Th Cana movement for the next couple of years first he campaigned against the divorce referendum now he will create a witch hunt against all those who advocate it. Welcome to the maltese version of the modern Spanish Iquisition instead of moving forward the church is moving backward and now we are more than 200 years back at this stage. Maybe this move will even put chatholics to get married in the church. Well done keep up the good work.
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@ elwenzu, just to put numbers in perspective. Out of all those Lourdes visitors (huge touristic financial value) seeking divine intervention in their tens and tens of millions since when the miraculous "sighting" occurred, the Catholic Church acknowledges only 7 as possible miracles. @ the rest of the commentators, may I add my own observation, that this person's appointment simply compounds the church's difficulties to modernise their outlook. Another failed attempt by the younger modern priests to make the church relevant in today's times.
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Oh my God!!! We have all heard the half truths Arthur said during the divorce campaign to try and gain sympathy. It might and would have worked for him fifty years ago. Dear Archbishop sorry, but you have made another wrong decision.
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Luke Camilleri
With such a choice , a big step BACKWARD has been made!
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divine help? -aka wishful thinking. There is no such thing. How many of the gullible millions visiting Lourdes got their divine help? Not a single one. Get real. Believe it or not, you're now in the 21st century, NOT the 14th.
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Considering the vast interests of the church in the financial industry - also the fact that the church has one of the largest banks in Malta and is the church itself holds a massive amount of assets - the suitability of Arthur - his independence and professional integrity is called in question by this appointment. Let him stay on as president of Cana - and resign his post at the MSE - leave that post to qualified people not confused by their own personal distractions.
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this goes on to show that the conservative faction of the local church lost nothing of its quest for power. people who were trouched at the polls on such a fundamental issue should have never been entrusted with leadership if the maltese local church should be at least be seen to be credible....
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Luke Camilleri
Pass ..... lura B'NOMINA FUNDAMENTIALISTA!
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I might not have agreed with Dr. Galea's view of divorce and did in fact vote in favour of it but he is one very upright and respectable gentleman with sound convictions. I am sure he will do honour to the movement.Best of luck Arthur u prosit.