Baptism Site: Apostolic Nuncio celebrates Mass with Comunione e Libarazione

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Baptism Site: Apostolic Nuncio celebrates Mass with Comunione e Libarazione

Baptism Site/ en.abouna.org

Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan and Iraq Archbishop Alberto Ortega Martin celebrated a special Mass at the Baptism site on Sunday, February 5, in the participation of a number of priests and pilgrims from Italy and Middle Eastern countries, representing the Comunione e Libarazione.

Passages from the Holy Gospel were recited by the River Jordan which relate the baptism of Lord Jesus Christ. In his homily, Archbishop Alberto Ortega Martin pointed out the need to humans undergo continuous purification through the sacraments and by visiting sites that reflect divine salvation, foremost of which is the Baptism Site. He also urged inviting the faithful to visit unique pilgrimage sites in Jordan.

The visiting delegation was accompanied by Comunione e Libarazione representative in Jordan Simon Sway and Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan Fr. Rif’at Bader who presented a briefing on the Catholic church under construction whose cornerstones was blessed by Pope Benedicts XVI and where Pope Francis prayed in 2104.

It is to be noted that the Comunione e Libarazione grew out of the educational and catechetical methods of Don Luigi Giussani, who founded the movement. Giussani developed these methods through his work within the Catholic youth association Gioventù Studentesca born in 1954 at Berchet High School in Milan, where Giussani was a teacher. In its official literature, the Comunione e Libarazione’s adherents are predominantly lay Catholics. However, there are also priests and religious who belong to the movement, as well as consecrated lay men and women who are committed to lifelong celibacy.

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:02
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