Archbishop silent on charges faced by Curia financial committee member

Aqra bil-Malti.

Archbishop Charles Scicluna is refusing to answer questions about whether he intends to take any action on Alfred Camilleri, one of the Curia’s financial advisors now facing charges in court.

Camilleri, who until a few years ago served as the finance ministry’s top civil servant, is being charged with fraud and dereliction of duty, among other charges, following the magisterial inquiry into the fraudulent Vitals/Steward hospitals deal.

Camilleri, 64, sits on the Curia’s financial committee, which, together with the Archbishop, makes the most important financial decisions for the Curia.

Camilleri, along with two other civil servants, Health Ministry Permanent Secretary (now retired) Joseph Rapa and Economy Ministry Permanent Secretary Ronald Mizzi, are being accused of turning a blind eye when the multi-million-euro deal was struck.

Alfred Camilleri

At the time of the deal, Alfred Camilleri denied any knowledge of what was going on.

He was also on the board of directors of Projects Malta – the government entity used by disgraced former minister Konrad Mizzi to negotiate and finalise the deal with Vitals Global Healthcare, which was then handed to Steward Healthcare.

Camilleri is also a member of the boards of directors of two listed companies owned by the Corinthia Group and the government-appointed Chairman of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.

Two bishops, different reactions

Soon after news emerged that Joseph Rapa was to be arraigned, Gozo Bishop Anton Teuma requested that Rapa—appointed as the Gozo Diocese’s representative on the board of directors of APS —be removed from office with immediate effect.

However, no such decision regarding Alfred Camilleri’s presence on the Curia’s financial committee has been made.

The Curia’s communications office did not reply to questions about whether Camilleri had offered his resignation.

Archbishop Scicluna is currently conducting sensitive negotiations with the government on financial compensation for property owned by the Church that was passed on to the government in 1993.

                           

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makjavel
makjavel
10 days ago

Camilleri was the ONLY Perm Sec kept by Muscat when he took over the Government . Camilleri was known as a tight fisted person where government funds were required. Muscat managed to get him into trouble. The Archbishop and his predecessors , together with many others have been taken for a ride by this government. Time to atone and fix the damage. Muscat was good at placing moles into many an organisation. Look what happened to the Times of Malta. Keith Schembri , Hillman , Printing Press , the rest is under court investigation?

Ipappiha tajjeb!
Ipappiha tajjeb!
10 days ago

Is Camilleri a high-ranking member of a papal military order, which explains why he’s untouchable by the Archbishop? Investigate please. . .

Last edited 10 days ago by Ipappiha tajjeb!
M.Galea
M.Galea
10 days ago

Interesting. Was Alfred Camilleri involved in any way in the handing over of Qala land to the Rector of the Nobless Navarra, Dr Patrick Valentino?

Carmelo borg
9 days ago

Alfred CAMILLERI il profs dahhluf din il bawxata ghaxmhux KORROT INFATTI ANKE META RIEDU JAGHMLU GARANTI LIL BOV OGGEZJONA.
TIFtakru meta KIEN HEMM il KORROT MIZZI u QALTLU look at my eyes u CAMILLERI wiegbu
“JIEN ma I hares LEJN wicc had.
CAMILLERI l izbal li baqa izomm mas siggu biex ma jitlifx il paga u bella KOLLOX hu. CAMILLERI KELLU ID DMIRLI JIEQAF LIL KULL KORROT U ZBALJA LI MA TELAQX KOLLU TORT TA QADDIS (SIC) BIR RAGGIERA SCICLUNA

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