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‘Mercy Restaurant’ run by Catholic charity provides meals to Muslim refugees during Ramadan

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 06/14/17

The meals are being provided by Caritas Jordan, the Church’s humanitarian agency in the country.


Most of the 657,000 registered Syrian refugees in Jordan are Muslim. That’s why the local Caritas campaign, especially launched for the holy month of Ramadan, aims both  to support those in need and to live the spirit of the month in  mercy and fraternity. This year, the campaign is rooted in Caritas’ aptly named “Mercy Restaurant” which prepares “Iftar” or evening meals for its fasting brothers and sisters. And as well as preparing nutritious meals for students and children in particular, Caritas Jordan is also distributing food parcels to some 5000 needy Jordanian families, in cooperation with the ministry of social development and other aid organizations. The campaign, launched jointly by Christians and Muslims, aims also to highlight the fruitful cooperation between the different confessional and religious communities present in the Middle East with a message of  love, life and respect for others according to the Caritas motto and underlying aim which is to build a world in which to live as one human family.

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