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Jabal Al-Weibdeh Parish

Name: Church of the Annunciation

Introduction: Jabal Al-Weibdeh is located in the center of Amman, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and inhabited since the twentieth century, it is one of the oldest cities in Amman – a Jordanian mosaic, rare, prestigious and quiet. The rich and elite of the country live in Jabal Weibdeh, characterized by a number of old houses and buildings built in the beginning of the twentieth century. Today, it is an area for numerous cultural places, like the Ministry of Culture and a number of embassies.

Latin Patriarchate: The late Patriarch Alberto Gori blessed the foundation stone of the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Jabal Al-Weibdeh in 1961. It was consecrated in 1963 and built by the generous donation of the late Mr. Wasef Bisharat, a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher in Jordan. The church later became the headquarters of the Patriarchal Vicar in Jordan from 1965 to 1991 before moving to Sweifieh. The parish is very active with its councils, youth movements, fraternities, scouts and choir. Also located in the parish is the office of Caritas Jordan.

Statistics:

Population 100,000

Christians 2,500

Latin Christians 1,000.


Jabal Al-Weibdeh Parish: Church of the Annunciation Parish priest: Fr Francis Shahin Tel: 06 463 7440 079 554 3447 Email: [email protected]