Fr. Francesco Patton inaugurates two churches on Mt. Nebo

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Fr. Francesco Patton inaugurates two churches on Mt. Nebo

By Munir Bayouk/ en.abouna.org

In tune with the 800th anniversary of the meeting between St. Francis and the Sultan, Custos of the Holy Land Fr. Francesco Patton inaugurated two small churches on Sunday, March 10, namely Capilla of Saint Elijah and Capilla of the Manifestation of the Lord at the Memorial of Saint Moses on Mount Nebo, east of Madaba.

The inauguration of these two small churches is a result of the unprecedented increasing number of pilgrims visiting the Memorial of Moses from all parts of the world. In other words, the inauguration meets the increasing spiritual needs of the visitors of this holy site.

A holy Mass was concelebrated by Apostolic Nuncio to Jordan and Iraq Monsignor Alberto Ortega Martin, Adviser at the Custody of the Holy Land Fr. Ibrahim Faltas, Regional Head for Syria, Lebanon and Jordan Fr. Rashid Mistrih, and Parish Priest of the Latin Church in Madaba Fr. Firas Aridah. Also present at the Mass were a number of Franciscan priests and nuns, as well as a large number of believers and pilgrims.

Later, Fr. Patton honored a number of attendees as a sign of appreciation for their efforts, as he presented shields representing the 800th anniversary of the meeting between St. Francis and the Sultan. The shields were presented to the apostolic Nuncio Monsignor Alberto Ortega Martin, Head of the Higher Committee on Church Affairs Dr. Ramzi Khoury, the Palestine ambassador to Brazil, and the Jordanian ambassador to Brazil, among others.

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 14:13
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