An international religious delegation concludes visit to Jordan

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An international religious delegation concludes visit to Jordan

By Munir Bayouk/ en.abouna.org

On Wednesday, March 13, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Tunis Ilario Antoniazzi celebrated Holy Ash Wednesday Mass at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Naour.

The Mass was concelebrated by bishops and priests from churches in the Middle East, the Arabian Gulf and Europe. The Mass was preceded by the annual meeting with Missio which is known as the Agora Mena meeting. Present at the Mass were parishioners, during which Ash Wednesday was sprinkled on their foreheads.

In his homily, Archbishop Antoniazzi explained the significance of fasting, the importance of penance, and the need to resort to the Merciful Father. Later, the believers proceeded to Our Lady of Lourdes grotto with lit candles signing the hymn, “Ave Maria”.

The delegation had earlier visited Mt. Nebo and the Greek Melkite Catholic Church in Madaba where the “Jordan Biblical Map” is located, then proceeded to the Church of the Beheading of John the Baptist where parish priest Fr. Firas Aridah delivered a welcoming address.

The visiting delegation held their three-day annual meetings at the Visitation House. The previous meetings were held in Lebanon and Cyprus.

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:05
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