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Mary of Nazareth Parish - Sweifieh

Name: Mary of Nazareth

Introduction: Sweifieh is a district located in the western area of the Jordanian capital, Amman. Even though the district is large enough to have city status, it is officially considered part of the Wadi as-Ser area. Sweifieh is best known for its nightlife and its shopping culture, malls; its shopping centers are widespread, the best known being the AL Baraka Mall, due to accessibility and quality shops. Another landmark of the area is the well-known Wakalat Street (Agencies Street), a Pedestrian zone containing dozens of expensive and luxurious shops and coffee shops.

Latin Patriarchate: The Latin Parish in Sweifieh was established in 1983 by the late Mr. Adel Qabeen. It is considered a new Parish compared to other Jordanian parishes. Today, there are different activities in this parish, like Legion of Mary and Scout groups for different ages. Masses are held weekly in four different languages: Arabic, English, Spanish and French because of the large foreign population in the city.

Statistics:

Population: 5,000

Christians: 130

Latin Christians: 70


Contacts:

Mary of Nazareth

Parish priest: Fr. Tony Harimat

Latin Convent P.O.Box 851083, 11185 Amman, Jordan Telephone: +962 6 592 0740 Email: [email protected]