“The Restaurant of Mercy” has announced that it opens its doors throughout the Month of Ramadan at Iftar time to serve food for those who break their fast.
The Restaurant of Mercy, launched by Caritas Jordan in cooperation with the Latin Vicariate in Amman, was inaugurated on December 23, 2015 in Jabal Luweibdeh, Amman.
The Restaurant of Mercy is a reflection of the charitable activities of the Catholic Church where Caritas’ institutionalized goodness reflects spiritual purity and national affiliation. It is a demonstration of Jordan’s unity and cohesion in the confrontation of evil.
On the opening of the Restaurant of Mercy, Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan Fr. Rif’at Bader had earlier said: “The restaurant plays a role in enhancing Christian-Muslim brotherhood and national unity. During the holy month of Ramadan, the lunch meals are turned into iftar meals. The restaurant reflects a civilized and noble message when it was crowded with volunteers on the one hand and with people who provided services on the other as they were observing evenings of mercy at the Restaurant of Mercy. The restaurant also turned into a touristic destination as several official delegations had been served meals there and conveyed wishes that it would proceed on the path of love.”
Patriarch Twal had said at the inauguration ceremony of the Restaurant of Mercy that “it is an embodiment of “the Year of Mercy” announced by His Holiness Pope Francis earlier. He added that “this move constitutes a great joy because it is commensurate with the teachings of Lord Jesus Christ which call for feeding the poor and helping the needy.” He also hoped that peace and stability would prevail in the Middle East.
Hundreds of thousands of hot meals have been provided for free over the past years which are indicative of the soundness of our society and of the contribution of Caritas Jordan for peace and common living. Caritas Jordan, in association with private and public associations, has contributed to alleviating the poverty and deprivation of many people and families.
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