Valletta, Malta, Oct 20, 2017 / 10:29 am
Both Pope Francis and the bishop of the local Church have expressed their sorrow over the death of Daphne Caruana Galizia, an investigative journalist who died in a car bomb attack on Monday.
Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta condemned her murder, saying Oct. 16 that "The loss of this brave journalist fills us with sadness and with determination to continue defending democracy until the very end."
"This is not a time to wage war between us or to blame one another. As a people we must wake up, defend the dignity of each one of us, and stop the verbal attacks on each other. We must defend the great value of democracy by moving from words to actions."
"I pray for the soul of this victim and her family, and I extend my solidarity to all journalists. I encourage them to defend the truth, to be afraid of no one and to be servants of the people and of democracy," Archbishop Scicluna concluded.