Christianity in Malta is about 2000 years old, and according to traditioin, it was brought to our Islands by no one but Apostle Paul himself in A.D.60. Whilst traveling to Rome, together with another 274 people, they were causght in a violent storm, only to be wrecked two weeks later on the Maltese coast, so they all swam safely to land. The site of the shipwreck is known as St Pauls Island, and there one can find a statue of the Apostle himself to commemorate this event.
The welcome given to the survivors is described in the Acts of the Apostles (XXVIII) by St. Luke:
"And later we learned that the island was called Malta.
And the people who lived there showed us great kindness,
and they made a fire and called us all to warm ourselves..."