Last Monday, 21st December, 2015, for the second time running, the Bethlehem Peace Flame, was brought to Malta from Catania by the Scout Federation - Baden Powell Scouts Malta. Once again the live flame was handed to the Federation's Officials by Matteo Rampula, General Secretary of Federazzione Scout Europa (FSE) -ITALIA. The Beethlehem Peace Flame travelled in a hurricane lamp and kept in a container for safety.This was possible once again with the assistance and courtesy of Virtu Ferries Ltd.
At the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, burns a flame at the site of Christ’s birth. This flame, kept lit for centuries, is the Bethlehem Peace Light, symbolizing peace, love, and goodness. Christian nations from around the world take turns donating the oil to ensure that this Peace Light is never extinguished. It is said that in the 12th century a crusader brought home a gift of the Peace Light for his family to share this great goodness.