Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi was born on 1 January 1964 in Birkirkara, Malta. After completing a degree in Sacred Theology at the Faculty of Theology, he was ordained a priest on 5 July 1991. Monsignor Galea-Curmi was sent to further his studies at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome and obtained a doctorate in Pastoral Theology in 1998.
After his studies in Rome, he was appointed assistant to the Pastoral Secretary of the Archdiocese of Malta and lecturer in Pastoral Theology at the University of Malta, where he lectures till today. He was also the coordinator of the Archdiocesan Synod held between 1999 and 2003.
In 2005 he was appointed board member of the Diocesan Institute for Pastoral Formation, and Ecclesiastical Assistant of the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation (Malta) since 2008, till today.
In 2015, Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna appointed Monsignor Galea-Curmi Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Malta and Canon of the Cathedral Chapter. He carries out pastoral ministry at the Parish of the Annunciation in Ħal Balzan.
Mgr. Galea-Curmi is the Maltese Bishop Delegate to COMECE since 2019.