A new centre for the elderly in Bethlehem

A new centre for the elderly in Bethlehem


A new centre for the elderly was inaugurated at the Catholic Action Center in Bethlehem. The head of the Presidential Committee for Church Affairs in Palestine who supported this project, Dr. Hanna Amireh, attended the gathering together with the treasurer of the Custody of the Holy Land, Fr. Ramzi Sidawi, as well as Fr. Rami Assakerieh of the Latin parish and some parishioners.

Reacting to opening the new center, Dr. Hanna Amireh said, "The Presidential Committee supports a number of projects, including this one. In particular, this hall has a communitarian and vital value, which helps to strengthen the Christian presence in Palestine."

Br. Rami Assakerieh, Latin Parish of Bethlehem said, “Today we find ourselves in the restored hall for the elderly who gather here every day; it is almost like a second home for them, where they spend a lot of time together and enjoy a range of activities. Therefore it is a very important place for our elderly, parents and grandparents.

While dean of the Catholic Action Center in Bethlehem Husam Wahhab said, “We can say that people from the Bethlehem area gather at the centre for different activities and purposes. We are proud to be part of it and we hope that more and more people will come to the center in order to start more and more activities, thus bringing the word of God to this institute.”

After the inauguration of the center, prayers were recited and the space was blessed. The center was founded in the 1950s and serves the area of Bethlehem, offering activities that involve groups of all ages.

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 11:50
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