SMAKIYEH – Marking the end of the Marian Month, Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, on Sunday, May 27, made a pastoral visit to the parishioners of St. Michael in Smakiyeh, south of Jordan, accompanied by Fr. Joseph Sweiss.
Upon arrival, he was welcomed by parish priest Ibrahim Naffa’ and residents of the township. This visit is part of a plan to communicate with the parishioners in various parts of Jordan and to get acquainted with challenges they encounter.
During the visit, Archbishop Pizzaballa celebrated Mass marking the end of the Marian Month which included a tour with the statue of Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. Parish priest Fr. Naffa’ welcomed Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa stressing that this visit is an expression and love and care for the people of southern Jordan as is the case with his visits to various parishes in Jordan.
In his homily, Archbishop Pizzaballa said that we have to express love for others on this Sunday during which we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. He added that we also share the responsibility to convey this message of love in this perturbed world.
At the end of the ceremony, Archbishop Pizzaballa met with the parishioners, and stressed that they play a key role in disseminating the message of love and the sublime values which originate from their faith.
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