This year’s Dun Mikiel Azzopardi Award went to Mgr Philip Calleja as Id-Dar tal-Providenza’s sign of recognition and appreciation of his work and support of the Siġġiewi Home.
Mgr Calleja was ordained priest in 1953 and his first pastoral work was mainly with the children of Valletta. In 1956, then Archbishop Michael Gonzi appointed him as deputy at the marriages' office at the Curia.
After the death of Dun Mikiel in May 1987, Mgr Calleja was entrusted by then Archbishop Joseph Mercieca to organise the funeral and to take administer the home until Mgr Lawrence Gatt was appointed director.
Aged 90 today, Mgr Calleja is the Archdeacon of the Metropolitan Cathedral and attends regularly Dar l-Emigrant, home of the Malta Emigrants’ Commission.
Id-Dar tal-Providenza gives out the Dun Mikiel Azzopardi Award every year in recognition and appreciation of voluntary work done by persons or organisations with persons with disability.
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