Church of St. Publius

Church of St. Publius – Floriana, Malta

St Publius was the Roman governor at the time of St Paul's shipwreck in A.D. 60, and after his conversion to Christianity he became the first bishop of Malta. >Originally designed by Guiseppe Bonnici in 1733, this is the last important parish church built by the Order. The entire structure was rebuilt after the destruction by the Axis bombing. The portico and its two tall bell towers were added in 1882 to a design by Dr. Nicola Zammit, who was also responsible for the new facade at St Nicholas Siggiewi. The church suffered heavy damage during the war, but it…