New foundation for late Maltese YCW chaplain

Named after a former Maltese YCW chaplain, the Fondazzjoni Peter Serracino Inglott was launched on Saturday 16 March 2024 with the purpose of preserving and propagating his intellectual and cultural legacy, not least his innovative approach to social and political challenges, Newsbook reports.

The launch took place at Robert Samut Hall in Floriana, after Mass was celebrated at Sarria Church by Archbishop Charles Scicluna.

The inaugural lecture was given by the distinguished architect, Professor Richard England, a friend of Fr Peter’s for over 60 years.

Fr Peter is considered to have been one of modern Malta’s most acute and creative minds. He was a life-long student and researcher, studying at Oxford, Paris and Milan. Professor of Philosophy at the University of Malta for several decades, he also served as Rector from 1987-88 and 1991-96. He taught at several universities abroad and was a recipient of honours from several universities and states. For many years, he was chaplain to the Young Christian Workers movement in Malta. He was a longstanding adviser to the Government of Malta and represented Malta at the Convention on the Future of Europe held in 2002 and 2003.

In 1962, he was ordained priest by Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini (now St Paul VI). In both his philosophical and socio-political activity, Fr Peter was associated particularly with the development of the concept of the Common Heritage of humanity and the rights of future generations. In his work with youth and workers, he was keen to develop a meaningful Christian activism in favour of democracy, liberty, and social and environmental justice.

Fondazzjoni Peter Serracino Inglott was founded by public deed on 19 January 2024. The official seat of the foundation is within St Peter’s Monastery, Mdina, where the archive, documents, writings and memorabilia of Peter Serracino Inglott have been gathered.

The Foundation shall work to preserve and develop Fr Peter’s legacy in the various fields he contributed to. The aims of the Foundation include the promotion of thought and policies addressing social and communitarian progress, environmental justice, human rights, conflict resolution, the development of a democratic environment, and culture, heritage and the arts.

The foundation will also be responsible for conserving Fr Peter’s archive and making it available for researchers.

It may be contacted at this email address: fondazzjonipsi@gmail.com.

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Fondazzjoni Peter Serracino Inglott launch marks 12th anniversary of Fr Peter’s death (Newsbook)