ASIA/JORDAN - Caritas and Catholic Center for Studies raise funds to send medicines to the Lebanese people

Wednesday, 6 July 2022 middle east   local churches   oriental churches   healthcare   caritas   area crisis   humanitarian aid

Amman (Agenzia Fides) - Two concerts by Lebanese singer Carla Chamoun, also appreciated for her acclaimed performances of sacred hymns in the Arabic language. This is the original initiative undertaken by Caritas Jordan and the Catholic Center for Studies and Media with the aim of raising funds to purchase medicines and medical devices to be sent to Lebanon.
The artist, who arrived in Jordan at the end of June, first held a concert in Fuheis, in the square in front of the Catholic church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, which was attended by more than 2,000 people. Then, in Amman, the singer animated an evening-concert hosted at the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in the western area of the Jordanian capital (in the photo) with the performance of sacred hymns. Before and after the concert, Father Rifat Bader (Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media) and Wael Suleiman (Director of Caritas Jordan) emphasized the humanitarian value of the initiative, an expression of the bond of brotherhood that unites Jordanians and Lebanese. Father Bader also recalled that Pope Francis has repeatedly praised Lebanon and Jordan jointly as countries ready to generously welcome displaced persons and migrants fleeing Middle Eastern conflicts.
A Lebanese delegation including the Minister for Social Development, Hector Hajjar also took part in the concert held in Amman by Carla Chamoun. The collapse of health care standards is one of the most dramatic effects of the severe economic and political crisis afflicting Lebanon. Lebanese health care is no longer able to guarantee access to essential medicines and health protocols, including treatments reserved for cancer patients. (GV) (Agenzia Fides, 6/7/2022)

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