Bells ring to welcome Pope Benedict XVI as he lands in Malta
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The Pope’s flight AZ4000 from Rome landed this afternoon at 16.51pm. He departed from the plane at 5.00pm, to be greeted by the President of Malta.
Crowd started to gather at the Malta International Airport earlier this afternoon and a ring of police surrounds the airport perimeter.
Guests invited for the today will include , the Prime Minister Maltese bishops who are serving abroad, Maltese bishops, members of the diplomatic corps and representatives of the civil society and religious institutions, local and international press