Rev. Dr Kevin Schembri

Rev. Dr Kevin Schembri

Rev. Dr Kevin Schembri



Pastoral Theology, Liturgy & Canon Law
Room 101
Humanities A Building
University of Malta
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Kevin Schembri earned his undergraduate degrees and a licentiate in sacred theology with specialisation in pastoral ministry from the University of Malta. He then graduated with a licentiate and a doctorate in canon law with specialisation in canonical jurisprudence, from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. In 2017, his book-length monograph 'Oikonomia, Divorce and Remarriage in the Eastern Orthodox Tradition' appeared as volume 23 in Kanonika book series.

At present, he forms part of the Department of Pastoral Theology, Liturgy and Canon Law at the University of Malta and lectures in canon law at the Faculty of Theology and the Faculty of Laws. He is the coordinator of two Master of Arts programmes: in Family Ministry and in Matrimonial Canon Law and Jurisprudence.

Schembri is defender of the bond and promoter of justice at the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Malta. He is a Catholic priest and also serves as ecclesiastical assistant to the Society of Christian Doctrine in the same diocese. As a member of the Corpus Christi Movement, he is regularly invited to give seminars and retreats to the Missionaries of Charity abroad.
  • Matrimonial Canon Law
  • Family Ministry
  • Marriage & Family Studies
  • LGBT Studies
  • Eastern Christianity

Schembri, K. 2017, "Amoris Laetitia u aspetti partikulari tat-tmien kapitlu." in Il-Konverzjoni. Nilqghu l-istedina. Aggornament tal-Kleru 23–26 Gunju 2016, Is-Seminarju tal-Arcisqof, Tal-Virtù, Rabat, eds. J. Berry & E. Agius,Qrendi, pp. 125-144.

Schembri, K. 2017, "The dignity and rights of migrants in Catholic canon law.", Melita Theologica, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 113-125.

Schembri, K. 2017, Oikonomia, divorce and remarriage in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. Edizioni Orientalia Christiana & Valore Italiano, Rome.

Schembri, K. 2015, "The Orthodox tradition on divorced and remarried faithful: What can the Catholic Church learn?", Melita Theologica, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 121-141.

Schembri, K. 2014, "Offerta ghall-Knisja. Kummentarju fuq it-talba tal-11:15 tal-Arlogg Museumin.", Rivista ta' Spiritwalita, vol. 26, no. 168, pp. 10-16.

Schembri, K. 2011, "L-gheruq mohbija ta’ Gorg Preca u Tereza ta’ Kalkutta.", Dun Gorg, vol. 47-48, pp. 65-79.

Schembri, K. 2011, "The risk of the encounter: The way forward for the Church and gay persons." in Faith in Pluralistic Malta, ed. M. Urpani, University Chaplaincy, Msida, pp. 93-108.

  • FDT4650 - Holy Orders: Theological and Canonical
  • FDT5030 - The Sacraments of Christian Initiation: Theological and Canonical Aspects
  • LAW5012 - Professional Practice for Advocates
  • MRT5050 - The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Theological, Ethical and Canonical Aspects
  • PLC1200 - Canonical Procedures before Ecclesiastical Tribunals
  • PLC3230 - Church Legislation on Marriage
  • PLC4210 - Introduction to Church Legislation
  • PLC5540 - Law and Justice in the Church
  • PLC5550 - Matrimonial Law: Canonical, Maltese, European
  • PLC5555 - Church Legislation and Pastoral Praxis
  • PLC5560 - Matrimonial Consent: Juridical and Psychological Aspects