At their 47th Provincial Chapter held at the Convent of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima in Gwardamangia, the friars of the Province of St Pius V, Malta elected fr Frans Micallef as their new Prior Provincial. The Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cador has confirmed the election and fr Frans has accepted.
Fr Frans was born in Rabat, Malta. He was educated at the Seminary and at the Philosophical and Theological College of St Thomas Aquinas in Rabat. He made his first religious profession in the Order in 1965 and after his basic formation, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1971. He studied music after his ordination.
In the province, he has served in various capacities; Socius of the Provincial, Financial Administrator and Master of Students. He was the Rector of St Albert the Great College for sixteen years and Parish Priest of the Parish of Our Lady of Porto Salvo, Valletta where he started a community radio.
Fr Frans succeeds fr Paul Gatt who has just concluded his tenure.
(11 September 2013)