Al-Liqa’ Center for Religious and Heritage Studies in the Holy Land
Introducing Fr. Rafiq
Jacir Palace Intercontinental
Hotel - Bethlehem
Al-Liqa’ Center organized an event at Jacir Palace to introduce Fr. Rafiq’s book which was published earlier in June 2012 by Al-Liqa’ Center. Leading religious and secular personalities attended this gathering. H.B. Michael Sabbah of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, H.E. Bishop Butus Malki, head of Assyrian Catholic Church, and Sheikh ‘Abd Al-Majeed ‘Ata, the Mufti of Bethlehem were among the leading personalities.
Dr. Geries S. Khoury welcomed all those attending this event including the author of this work, Fr. Rafiq Khoury who is playing a leading role at Al-Liqa’ Center. The importance of the work is seen in the content of the book. H.E. Michael Sabbah focused on the author who is well known for his frankness, his thought, his humility, and his love for all men who are created by God. He is a man of faith and prayer. H.E. Michael Sabbah spoke of the importance of the work which comprises many articles of importance which clearly indicate the love of Fr. Rafiq for his religion, his people, his work and for open borders between everyone.
On his part, Fr. Rafiq thanked H.B. Michael Sabbah for introducing his work stressing in the process Fr. Sabbah’s support for him and for Al-Liqa’ Center’s sponsering the publication of the book. The author added that this book is part of four volumes which will be published soon.
He hoped that the soil of Palestine will continue to be a fertile soil to praise God. In concluding this event Fr. Rafiq signed many books.