PUNCH UP DURING FIRST COMMUNION

From MALTA TODAY:

Two upstanding families have appeared in court charged with breaking the public peace and fighting in a churchyard when an argument erupted over photographs taken of a young girl. The incident goes back to last June, when the daughter of a separating couple attended her First Holy Communion mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Birkirkara. With the two families in dispute, the mother-in-law took it upon herself to take the pictures on the day, but argued that she didn't want the young girl to have her photograph taken with the two families together. Tension was running high before the mass, with the girl's parents exchanging angry text messages between them, while the father alleged that a member of his in-law's family tried to trip him as he walked up the aisle with his daughter who was to receive Holy Communion. The Court heard how kicks and punches were thrown, involving young and elderly family members, some of whom needed medical assistance.

Magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit told off the disputing families.

"Why are you being so ridiculous so as not to see how your actions are traumatising young children? My experience in this courtroom is that children who are subjected to such bitterness grow up to let out their anger by using drugs, and God forbid, also resorting to suicide," she said.

That magistrate appears to be a eminently sensible woman. I'm sure she'll sort the two families out. I'm certain I wouldn't argue with her.

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PUNCH UP DURING FIRST COMMUNION — 6 Comments

    • They have many, JCF. And most of them are babelicious. Claire is in her mid thirties, I believe, and no bad looker herself. So enough with the national stereotyping!