Fund the Printing of 300 Bibles in Arabic for Bethlehem
Project Code: 344-05-89
"We need them for our pastoral work, for our catechetical programs and for the families involved." With these words, Sister Maria Grech wrote to us from Bethlehem, requesting 300 Bibles in Arabic. This Franciscan Sister works in the family center of her congregation, in the city where Jesus was born.
In this family center there are regular meetings of women's groups, of catechists from the region and of couples preparing for marriage. Above all it is to these young couples, who can have so little familiarity with the sacred Scriptures ("They hardly know how to open the book to the right page," says Sister Maria), that the Sisters want to impart a better knowledge of the Bible.
Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem and his general administrator, Humam Khzouz, fully support her request. "It is a good moment to pursue this initiative, above all in light of the Year of Faith and the call for a new evangelization that was emphasized during the bishops' synod. … We are grateful for your efforts to support this mission and help the people in the Holy Land and the entire region," they wrote to us.
ACN is helping with a contribution of $7,800 for the printing of these Bibles. Will you give to help Sister Maria bring the Word of God in Arabic to young couples and others in Bethlehem, the city where Jesus was born?
This project is an example of our work. Your donation will be attributed either to this or to another similar project that accords with the pastoral needs that ACN witnesses.