Priests of Holy Land gather for their yearly spiritual retreat in Galilee

By: Rula Shomali - Published: July 15 Wed, 2020

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GALILEE - a number of Latin Patriarchate bishops and priests gathered in Domus Galilee, from Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 10, 2020, for their yearly spiritual retreat titled “spiritual and pastoral distinction”. The retreat has gathered a number of Greek Catholics and Maronite bishops and priests from Galilee and Palestine.

Bishop Mousa Al-Hagge, Patriarchal Vicar of the Maronite Church in the Holy Land, led the retreat after Archbishop Youssef Soueif of the Maronites in Cyprus was not able to attend. Also, Fr. Rafic Nahra approached the topic from a Biblical point of view while Fr. Francesco Voltaggio from a pastoral one.

H.E. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem discussed the mentioned topics by presenting their reflections.

Fr. Pietro Felet, Secretary-General of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land, organized the spiritual retreat, in which priests used to attend since 1993. During the retreat, they celebrated the Holy Mass presided over by Fr. Majdi Osama Hashul, the assistant priest of Haifa, celebrating several jubilees of priestly ordinations, and the 27 anniversary of holding this retreat being one of the fruitful outcomes of the Parish Synod.