Anthony Teuma (born 11 January 1964) is a Maltese prelate of the Catholic Church who serves as the Bishop of Gozo.


Anthony Teuma
Bishop of Gozo
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ChurchCatholic Church
DioceseDiocese of Gozo
Appointed17 June 2020
Installed16 September 2020
PredecessorMario Grech
Orders
Ordination25 June 1988
by Nikol Ġużeppi Cauchi
Consecration21 August 2020
by Mario Grech
Charles Scicluna (co-consecrator)
Alessandro D'Errico (co-consecrator)
Personal details
Born (1964-01-11) 11 January 1964 (age 58)
NationalityMaltese
DenominationRoman Catholic
Motto"Baqa' miexi magħhom"
"And He walked along with them (Luke 24:15)"
Coat of armsAnthony Teuma's coat of arms
Styles of
Anthony Teuma
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Reference styleThe Most Reverend
His Excellency
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

BiographyEdit

Anton Teuma was born in Xagħra, Gozo, Malta, on 11 January 1964. After secondary school at the diocesan minor seminary, he completed his studies in philosophy and theology at the major seminary in Gozo. He also worked in Australia and earned licences as a welder and electrician.[1] He obtained his doctorate in educational sciences from the Salesian Pontifical University. He was ordained a priest on 25 June 1988 for the Diocese of Gozo by Nikol Cauchi, Bishop of Gozo.[1]

He remained in Rome until 1997 working as parish vicar of Saint Ignatius of Antioch (1988-1995); spiritual director at the Pontifical Roman Seminary (1995-1997); Responsible and Spiritual Assistant of the Eucharistic Communities of the Diocese of Rome (1996-1997).

Returning to Gozo, he was Rector of the Major Seminary of Gozo from 1997 to 2007. After a sabbatical year in the Holy Land where he earned a diploma in biblical studies,[1] he was Head and Spiritual Assistant of the Eucharistic Communities of the Diocese of Gozo from 1998 to 2015.

He has been Episcopal Delegate for the Family and Head of the John Paul II Family Institute in Gozo. From 1997 to 2020 he has been a member of the College of Consultors and of the Presbyteral and Pastoral Councils of the Diocese.

Pope Francis appointed him Bishop of Gozo on 17 June 2020.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Fr Anton Teuma named new bishop of Gozo, speaks of 'continuity'". The Malta Independent. 17 June 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 17.06.2020" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 17 June 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Gozo
17 June 2020 –
Succeeded by