Pope Francis visited the island of Malta, the centre of the Mediterranean and the heart of migration.
In his meeting with the President of the Republic, George Vella, he recalled the importance of welcoming people.
There was great participation in the Holy Mass. Earlier in the day, the Pope visited the Grotto of St Paul.
President Michele Capasso recalled the central role of Malta and the numerous events organised by the Foundation in over thirty years: "We are reassured by the presence of President George Vella, a dear friend who has shared with us the most significant stages of our action for peace and dialogue", concluded Capasso.