Caritas Jordan marks bestowal of the Order of Al Istiqlal of the First Degree

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Caritas Jordan marks bestowal of the Order of Al Istiqlal of the First Degree

By Munir Bayouk/ en.abouna.org

Caritas Jordan held a banquet on Tuesday, June 25, marking His Majesty King Abdullah’s bestowal of the Order of Al Istiqlal (Independence) of the first degree on May 25, on Caritas Jordan, in appreciation for its unstinting charity work and community service in the healthcare, education, youth, and productive sectors over the past 50 years, as well as in appreciation of its efforts to provide shelter for the forcibly displaced and refugees from Iraq and Syria.

Present at the banquet were Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali, Apostolic Nunciature Charge d’Affaires Monsignor Mauro Lalli,the Australian ambassador, representatives of US and German embassies, Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader, Archemadrite Bassam Shahatit, repesentatives of various Churches, Director of Caritas Jordan Wael Suleiman, Caritas Jordan members of staff, a number of friends.

During the banquet, Bishop Shomali paid tribute to Caritas Jordan that has been serving every needy person, whether refugees or citizens. He added, "The slogan is that the measure of love is to love without any measure. This is the main reason for honoring Caritas. It involves working with everyone and for everyone.” Hoping that the refugee and the forcibly displaced would soon return home, he pointed out that His Majesty King Abdullah’s Order of Al Istiqlal of the First Degree s is for all of us, and especially for Wael Suleiman who works day and night for serving mankind.

It is worthy to note that Caritas Jordan won the 2014 Caritas Award in Lucerne which confirms its high-standard performance represented in providing services to the forcibly displaced, the homeless and the needy people at all times particularly at times of war.

“Caritas” is a German word which means love. Thus, the message of Caritas worldwide is to disseminate love in the form of giving a helping hand to the needy at times of distress, which includes food and shelter among others.

Caritas Jordan has all the time worked tirelessly to fulfill its love message to the poor and needy by the good work of groups and individuals offering medical and humanitarian services. Its message is stipulated in serving and developing humans without distinctions in race, color, gender or religion. It has all the time been conveying invaluable service by assisting the poor and needy, providing primary medical services to mothers and children, assisting refugees and displaced in addition to victims of wars and disasters, working with governmental and voluntary corporations as well as with Caritas International members to achieve the desired goals.

The role played by Caritas Jordan during the past years has been pivotal and vital as it provided all kinds of humane services to Iraqi and Syrian refugees who lost all hope in life.

Caritas Jordan complements the message of Lord Jesus by expressing love through different tangible means. The love expressed by Caritas manifests the message of Lord Jesus as He says in the Holy Bible, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."(John 13:34-35)
Caritas Jordan has always been a bright star in bleak and gloomy nights. Its services come at the rights time to reveal the message of love. With the message of love conveyed by Caritas worldwide, and expressed by Caritas Jordan in particular, there is a glimmer of hope that the world will constantly look better day after day.

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 13:20
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