Pope Francis donated the cassock (known in Malta and Gozo as suttana) he wore for the Conclave in March which was to elect him as the new Pope. This historical suttana with accesories, in the red cardinal colour, was presented to our museum by his personal assistant Mgr. Alfred Xuereb who is currently in Gozo for his well deserved holidays.
During the activity Mgr Xuereb shared with us some of his experiences with Pope Francis, emphasizing the personal approach which has earmed him such popularity all around the world. Mgr Joseph Farrugia, the museum curator, thanked Mgr Xuereb and asked him to convey our wishes to Pope Francis and to inform him that he is always in our prayers. Mgr Xuereb then again toured the museum, especially the now fully functional audio-visual rooms .