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Former President Mary McAleese urges continued support for Shine a Light Appeal

Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, has urged continued support for Dublin and Glendalough’s ‘Shine a Light for the Diocese of Jerusalem’ appeal. Describing the Diocese of Jerusalem’s work as ‘unbelievably necessary in a war situation where many face things that we look at in despair,” Dr McAleese commended their outreach to people of all faiths impacted by war in the Holy Land and urged continued support for the ‘Shine a Light’ appeal. You can watch her video message below.

The appeal, which has been running since shortly after the outbreak of the current war, will support our partners in the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem in their outreach to those impacted by war in the Holy Land. Among the many ministries run by the Diocese of Jerusalem is Al–Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City and the Princess Basma Centre in the Mount of Olives, a centre for children with disabilities. Through these and other institutions, the diocese serves all people, regardless of faith or background.

Donations can be made to: Diocesan Funds of Dublin and Glendalough No 1 A/C Current Account, Bank of Ireland, 2 COLLEGE GREEN DUBLIN 2 IBAN: IE50 BOFI 9000 1769 3548 78, BIC: BOFIIE2D. Cheques may be sent to Diocesan Offices of Dublin and Glendalough, Church of Ireland House, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6, D06 CF67. All funds will go directly to Dublin and Glendalough’s partner Diocese of Jerusalem.

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