Bishop Lahham presents a book on Madaba, Ma'in

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Bishop Lahham presents a book on Madaba, Ma'in

Amman-en.abouna.org

Coinciding with the feast marking the martyrdom of St. John the Baptist, patron of Madaba and the Church in Jordan, Bishop Maroun Lahham launched his Arabic-language book titled, "History of the Latin Parishioners in Madaba and Ma’in" at an event organized by the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan.

Present at the event were Patriarch Fouad Twal, Bishop William Shomali, Member of the Lower House of Parliament Nabil Ghishan and a large number of people.

CCSM Director Fr. Rif’at Bader delivered a welcoming address after which a documentary film was screened on the Fortress of Makawar, southwest of Madaba, where St. John the Baptist was martyred.

In a brief address, MP Ghishan praised the book which documents important information on the region. He also highlighted the role played by the Catholic Church in Jordan at the spiritual and social levels in Jordan in general and in Madaba in particular.

For his part, Bishop Lahham gave an account of the contents of the historical book on Madaba, mentioning that Christianity entered the city in the 3rd century, and reached its golden era in the 5th and 6th centuries.

He also reported on some of the tribes that lived in Madaba and its environs, and listed the early priests who did their best to serve the parishioners and the mission of the Church.

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:52
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