Carmelo Scicluna

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His Excellency
Carmelo Scicluna
Bishop of Malta
Church Roman Catholic
Diocese Malta
Appointed 15 March 1875
In office 1875-1888
Predecessor Gaetano Pace Forno
Successor Pietro Pace
Other posts Titular Archbishop of Rhodus
Ordination 18 December 1824
Consecration 11 April 1875
by Francesco Converti
Rank Archbishop
Personal details
Born (1800-08-03)August 3, 1800
Qormi Malta
Died July 12, 1888(1888-07-12) (aged 87)
Buried St. Paul's Cathedral, Mdina
Nationality Maltese

Carmelo Scicluna (3 August 1800 – 12 July 1888) was a Maltese prelate and count who served as the bishop of Malta from 1875 till 1888.[1]

Scicluna was born in Qormi on August 3, 1800. He was ordained priest in 1824 and 51 years later he was consecrated as the bishop of Malta by Francesco Converti the Archbishop of Reggio Calabria.[2] He was also appointed as the Titular Archbishop of Rhodes. In 1880 Archbishop Scicluna ordered that as from that year, the traditional procession of Good Friday should be held on a Friday instead of Maundy Thursday.

Archbishop Scicluna died on July 12, 1888 at the age of 87. He had been bishop of Malta for 13 years. His funeral took place in St John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta and was buried in St. Paul's Cathedral, Mdina. The people crowded the city to witness this important event.[3]


  1. ^ Morana, Martin (2011). Bejn Kliem u Storja (in Maltese). Malta: Books Distributors Limited. ISBN 978-99957-0137-6. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. 
  2. ^ [1]. Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  3. ^ FUNERAL OF THE BISHOP OF MALTA, The Tablet, London, 28 July 1888. Retrieved on 15 February 2014.