May 13

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Rev. Canon Joseph Borg

was born in Victoria, Gozo on March 16th 1933 and baptized two days later in St. George’s Parish Church, Victoria, Gozo. He attended the Junior Seminary for intermediate studies also in Victoria and then answered the call to the priesthood. He completed both the Philosophy and Theological Courses at the Sacred Heart Seminary. Ordained a priest on April 6th 1957 Bishop Pace assigned Fr. Borg as Associate Pastor for both parishes in Victoria. He was Rector of Holy Cross Confraternity that looked after the Good Friday procession at St. George’s Basilica. He also performed the duty of substitute chaplain in the government hospitals. In 1964 Fr. Borg emigrated to Canada where he was attached to the Toronto Archdiocese until 1969 when he joined the Canadian Armed Forces as Roman Catholic Chaplain with the rank of Captain. He served in different bases in Canada and in Cyprus with the Canadian Contingent of the UN. In 1979 he was promoted to the rank of Major. After almost twenty years of service in the Canadian Forces Fr. Borg returned to his native Parish of St. George’s in Gozo where he was installed as Canon in 1989.  In 19??  Bishop Cauchi assigned him as associate Chaplain for the English speaking Community in Gozo.

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