Fr. Gabriel Romanelli, parish priest of Holy Family in Gaza has arrived in Amman en route to Italy. During his stay in Amman, he visited the sisters of the Incarnate Word in Anjara as well as the nuns of the Incarnate Word at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Tla’ Al-‘Ali, Amman and met with Fr. Rif’at Bader, Fr. Salam Haddad, and Fr. Matthew Macel.
Fr. Romanelli is accompanied by Abdallah Jildeh, a 23-year-old Gazan who professed on October 10, 2021 his first vows and received the investiture of the Cassocks, becoming the first Palestinian from Gaza to be part of the Institute of the Incarnate Word. Jildeh is heading for Italy to study theology.
Abdallah Nasser Jildeh was born in Gaza city and was baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Porphyrius. Since his early childhood, he has been partaking in the pastoral life and activities of the Holy Family Parish in Gaza, where he discovered his religious vocation at the age of fourteen. In 2018, and while Br. Abdallah started studying Economics and Commerce at the university, he realized that consecrating his life to the service of God and the Church is the best way for him, as he had discovered his religious vocation following a conversation he had with Fr. Mario da Silva, IVE, then Latin parish priest of Gaza, during summer camp that year, about what it means to be dedicated to God.
Munir Bayouk/ en.aboun.org