AMMAN – The parishioners of the Church of the Holy Martyrs of Jordan paid tribute to their parish priest, Fr. Hanna Kildani, recently appointed Vicar for the Latin Patriarchal Vicariate in Nazareth.
A Mass was celebrated by Father Rifat Bader, pastor of the neighboring Sacred Heart parish in the town of Naour.
After the Mass, during the meal, three parishioners gave speeches, paying tribute to their parish priest for all he did in the parish during his fourteen years of pastoral service. Songs were performed including the well-known “Amazing Grace”, and then the young people of the parish presented a short play. Finally, the parishioners presented Father Kildani with a painted portrait of him.
Father Kildani thanked his parishioners and all those who contributed to the development of the parish, and he gave thanks to God for the fourteen years he spent with them. He also welcomed his successor, Fr. Ashraf Nimri, the new pastor of the parish.