Our Lady of Pompei Church, Victoria, Gozo

Church of Our Lady of Pompei
Knisja tal-Madonna ta' Pompei
Church of Our Lady of Pompei is located in Malta
Church of Our Lady of Pompei
Church of Our Lady of Pompei
Location within Malta
36°02′26.6″N 14°14′24.5″E / 36.040722°N 14.240139°E / 36.040722; 14.240139
LocationVictoria, Gozo
DenominationRoman Catholic
DedicationOur Lady of Pompei
Consecrated1 July 1923
Functional statusActive
Architectural typeChurch
Number of domes1
Number of spires1
ParishSt George's Parish Victoria
Bishop(s)Mario Grech
RectorJoseph Cauchi

The Church of Our Lady of Pompei is a Roman Catholic, Dominican church in Victoria, Gozo, Malta.


The church was built to serve the Dominican sisters whose monastery they have adjacent to the church. The monastery was built in 1889. The church was opened to the public on 25 July 1900 and consecrated on July 1, 1923 by Bishop Angelo Portelli, the Auxiliary Bishop of Malta. The titular painting depicting Our Lady of Pompei is the work of Lazzaro Pisani. Bishop Giuseppe Pace crowned the Virgin of Pompei on October 16, 1966.

Interior of the dome of the church

Prior to 2009 a statue of Our lady of Pompei stood on top of the dome of the church. In 2009 it was destroyed by strong winds that lashed through the island. Nowadays a cross has been installed instead.

The church building is listed on the National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands.

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