Jordan: Queen Rania visits 'Restaurant of Mercy' run by Caritas

Queen Rania meets Caritas volunteers

Queen Rania meets Caritas volunteers

In the holy month of Ramadan, Caritas volunteers who offer meals to those in need at the Restaurant of Mercy in Amman, in the Jabal al Weibdeh area, have modified their work plan: to adapt to the needs of their customers who are mostly Muslims. They do not serve meals at lunchtime but they are opened in the evening, to offer, to those who observe the fast of Ramadan, the only meal eaten after sunset.

On Tuesday, the restaurant and the other projects run by Caritas Jordan at the center of Jabal al Weibdeh, received a visit by Queen Rania of Jordan, wife of King Abdullah II.

More photos of the visit have been published on the official website: The Queen, received by Wael Suleiman, Director of Caritas Jordan, listened to the description of the initiatives promoted by Caritas in the Hashemite Kingdom, beginning with those geared to assisting refugees from Syria and Iraq.

During the visit, the Queen also visited the Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, where she met with Archbishop Maroun Lahham, Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

The Restaurant of Mercy, inaugurated on Christmas Eve, offers about 500 hot meals every day to those in need. The canteen is based in a building belonging to the Catholic parish.

Source: Fides

Tags: Amman, Caritas, Queen Rania of Jordan, Ramadan, Restaurant of Mercy

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