BEIT JALA – On Sunday, December 8, 2019, Latin Patriarchate priests and seminarians gathered in the Annunciation Church in Beit Jala to celebrate the diaconal ordination of acolyte Wajdi Twal. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, celebrated the Holy Mass, in the presence of Bishop Kamal Bathish; Fr. Yacoub Rafidi, the rector of the seminary, among a number of rosary sisters, the new deacon’s family, and the faithful.
Since he was little, Deacon Wajdi Twal was known for his active role in his parish in Madaba, Jordan. His faith has led him to join the Minor Seminary in 2007, and the Major Seminary in 2011. He was ordained acolyte on March 19, 2018, and as a new deacon on December 8, 2019.
Photos by Mounir Hodaly