The Miracle in Mosta

The Unexploded Bomb

This bomb landed in the center of an already famous  church in Malta during World War II. The Maltese people are sure that it was a miracle considering the many bombs that fell during the war and all of them exploded,  creating great damage to this little island. The blog titled “The Church Ceiling in Mosta” shows exactly, in the ceiling,  where the bomb entered the church.

Miracle or not, it was an amazing occurrence, one that was not repeated again.

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The Church in Mosta

photo by Anne Pflug
The Church of the Assumption, in Mosta.

This is the famous church, in Mosta. Built between 1833 and 1860, it is said to have been inspired by the Pantheon in Rome.  During World War II, a bomb fell through the dome but did not explode. The Maltese people thought of this as a miracle. The now harmless bomb rests in the sacristy, always ready for photo opportunities.


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