Within the framework of his pastoral visits to ecclesiastical institutions in Jordan, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem His Beatitude Pierbattista Pizzaballa met on Wednesday, August 11, with Caritas Jordan Director in Jordan Wael Suleiman and Caritas Jordan employees at the main offices in Jabal Amman, Amman.
During the meeting, the discussions focused on the achievements, difficulties and challenges which Caritas Jordan faced during the emergence of Corona pandemic in 2020 which surged the rates of poverty and unemployment as well as the need for medical care.
Caritas Jordan has all the time worked tirelessly to fulfill its love message to the poor and the needy by the good work of groups and individuals offering medical and humanitarian services. Its message is stipulated in serving and developing humans without distinctions in race, color, gender or religion. It has all the time been conveying invaluable service by assisting the poor and needy, providing primary medical services to mothers and children, assisting refugees and displaced in addition to victims of wars and disasters, working with governmental and voluntary corporations as well as with Caritas International members to achieve the desired goals.
The role played by Caritas Jordan during the past years has been pivotal and vital as it provided all kinds of humanitarian services to Iraqi and Syrian refugees who lost all hope in life.
It is worthy to note that the first Caritas was established in Freiburg- Germany in 1897, followed by other societies established in Switzerland in 1901 and USA in 1910. Caritas Jordan is a member of International Caritas Confederation and a part of Caritas MONA. Its head offices are in Jordan capital Amman. Four centers have been opened since its establishment in different areas of the kingdom.
Caritas Jordan will always remain a bright star in bleak and gloomy nights as well as a beacon that guides the ships of life to the shores of safety.
By: Munir Bayouk