Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mellieħa
It was originally constructed in the late 16th century and contains a Byzantine-style fresco, depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary with Christ on her right arm. Tradition has it that the painting was made by St. Luke when he was shipwrecked on the island with St. Paul, but recent studies have shown it to be an early 12th century work.
The sanctuary was blessed by Pope John Paul II during his visit to Malta in May 1990.
- "Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mellieħa". Mellieha.com. Retrieved August 5, 2005.
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