The Nativity of the Virgin Mary celebrated in Beit Jala

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Apostolic Nuncio in Jerusalem Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli

The Nativity of the Virgin Mary celebrated in Beit Jala

By Munir Bayouk/en.abouna.org

The parishioners of the Our Lady of the Annunciation in Beit Jala marked the Nativity of the Virgin Mary on Sunday, September 9, with a solemn Mass celebrated by Apostolic Nuncio in Jerusalem Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli. The Mass was concelebrated by parish priest Fr. Hanna Salem and Fr. Tony Hayeen. In attendance were nuns, a large number of believers, and members of the Legio Marie community.

At the outset of the Mass, Fr. Salem welcomed Archbishop Girelli and thanked him for celebrating the Mass. In his homily, Archbishop Girelli stressed the need to stay in the Holy Land and addressed the believers saying: “You are the living stones of the Church”.

During the Mass, members of the Legio Marie community said special prayers making the Nativity of the Virgin Mary. Following the Mass, the apostolic nuncio met with members of St. Vincent De Paul Society (Mar Mansour Charitable Society) and discussed the needs of the parishioners and their future outlook.

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:37
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