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8 December, 2011

Bishop Swain makes stop at Bethlehem University during Holy Land Pilgrimage

Bishop SwainDuring his thanksgiving pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, Bishop Paul J. Swain paid a visit to Bethlehem University, accompanied by Father Justic Wachs and Mrs. Mary Abu Ghazaleh. The pilgrimage was in celebration of Bishop's five year anniversary.

Bethlehem University students, some of whom interned this summer at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls - sponsored and hosted by Dr. Samir and Mary Abu-Ghazaleh - joined the visit, happy to be reunited with Mrs. Abu Ghazaleh. Faculty and students greeting the visitors were: Aya Jabareen, student, Dr. Moin Halloun, professor of Arabic and Palestinian Cultural Heritage researcher, Lubna Al Zarro, student, Brother Jack Curran, FSC, PhD, Bethlehem University, Mary Abu Ghazaleh, Bishop Swain, Salam Gareeb, student and one of the two Bethlehem University students who interned last summer in Sioux Falls, Father Justin Wachs, Demitri Awwad, guest relations officer at Bethlehem University, Rasha Mukaker, student, Mary Abu-Ghattas, student and Vironika Hodaly, student.

The group also enjoyed an informal lunch together, swapping stories and ideas, especially the students' plans for their futures.

Adapted in part form The Bishop's Bulletin,' click here.

For the full bulletin, click here.


Bethlehem University Foundation
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Bethlehem, Palestine