On September 9-13, 2019, the Province of St. Paul the Apostle in Malta celebrated the first part of its 30th Ordinary Provincial Chapter at the Franciscan Cultural Center in Birkirkara, Malta.

The Minister General, Friar Carlos Alberto TROVARELLI, presided over the Chapter. He was assisted by Friar Giovanni VOLTAN Assistant General for the Federazione Inter-mediterranea Ministri Provinciali (FIMP). The former Assistant General for the FIMP Federation, Friar Joaquín Ángel AGESTA CUEVAS, also participated.
The Chapter began with a Mass presided over by the Most Reverend Charles J. SCICLUNA, Archbishop of Malta. The Minister General then opened the proceedings in the Chapter auditorium and Friar Elija VELLA offered a reflection on the theme of discernment. In the days that followed, reports covering the last four years were presented. Later, time was devoted to group work and debate in Assembly. On Wednesday afternoon, September 11, Friar Colin Charles SAMMUT was elected to his first term as Minister Provincial. The following day, the Provincial Definitory was elected. The new Definitors are Friars Paul DARMANIN (Vicar), Christian Anthony BORG (Secretary) and Elija VELLA, Alfred CALLEJA and Joseph Maria XERRI (Definitors). In addition, Friar David BORG was elected Provincial Econom and Friar Christian Anthony BORG was elected Provincial Exactor.
The second part of the Ordinary Provincial Chapter will be celebrated October 7-11, 2019.

Friar Allister M. AQUILINA Chapter Secretary