Christians in Palestine thanked for Hungary Helps aid during coronavirus
The Hungarian government received a memorial plaque from the local Christian community in the town of Ramallah as a token of thanks. Hungary provided outstanding help to the Christian schools in Jordania and Pakistan during the coronavirus pandemic.
In the Roman Catholic centre of Ramallah, Fr Jamal, religious leader of schools of the Latin Patriarchate of Palestine, and Sami al-Jusef, Director of Finance and Administration of the Latin Patriarchate, presented a memorial plaque to Csaba Rada, head of the representative office of Hungary in Ramallah, on Monday morning.
The religious leaders of Pakistan thanked Hungary given that during the coronavirus, the country provided speedy help to the Christian schools in the territory of Pakistan and Jordania. Hungary provided financial aid of one million dollars, which was distributed in equal parts to the two countries.
“Hungary was our greatest supporter. Thanks to their help, education could continue in these schools and two thousand employees also got their salary during the pandemic,” said Fr. Jemal.
One of the greatest missions of the Latin Patriarchate is building a school for every church because they believe in the importance of the education of the people. “We had to continue the formation of children during the pandemic; we could not leave the families alone,” highlighted Fr. Jemal. “The economy of Jordania and Palestine depend on international tourism, and without tourism, the economy of these countries can collapse.”
Csaba Rada said that the Hungarian aid is provided via the Hungary Helps agency, and the Christian communities are at the centre of their efforts.
Their first project in Iraq was the support of the community in Mossul. By helping the Christians, Hungary helps the entire local communities, as the churches take care of everybody in need. Csaba Rada highlighted that Budapest continues to help the Christian schools in Palestine.
The Catholic school of Ramallah was built in 1857 and has been functioning as a high school since 1936.
“In the school, Muslim and Christian children sit next to each other, their education supports interfaith dialogue and creates the basic framework for peaceful coexistence,” said Fr. Jamal.
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