The Institute of Pastoral Formation (IFP) was set up by the Archdiocese of Malta within the Pastoral Secretariat. The IFP has its chair at the Catholic Institute, Floriana. The IFP has the prime purpose of providing a holistic formation, as required by all the members for the Catholic community in Malta. In its effort to reinforce the identity of this community of brethren, the Institute intends offering opportunities for: (a) permanent formation, and (b) spiritual experiences; (c) promoting professional formation of pastoral workers for the performance of their ministries and other work; (d) and also providing experiences of dialogue with Maltese society. Click on the tabs to your left to find out more about us.