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Archbishop of Dublin offers solidarity to Palestinian Ambassador

Archbishop Michael Jackson has had a meeting with the Palestinian Ambassador to Ireland, Dr Jilan Wahba Abdalmajid. The meeting took place in the Embassy at the invitation of the Ambassador. They spoke about what is happening in Palestine and the Ambassador said that her family was still living in Gaza, although she had lost contact with them for two weeks.

The Archbishop highlighted the link between the Diocese of Jerusalem and the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough as well as his travels to Gaza and the West Bank, the friendly and welcoming people he met there and the appeal to help with the reconstruction of Al Ahli Hospital. Dr Abdalmajid said that two of her three children were born in Al Ahli.

“We offered our solidarity and our friendship. And we will both continue to keep and build this friendship,” Archbishop Jackson said after the meeting. “We hope that when members of the Diocese of Jerusalem come to Dublin later in the year that we can all meet together.”

You can donate to the Shine a Light for the Diocese of Jerusalem appeal online at: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

Our appeal has now raised over €100,000 which will be used in the reconstruction phase. You can read the latest update here. There is still time to donate. The appeal runs until February 2.

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