A recognition to the parish priest of Aleppo

Friar Ibrahim Alsabagh, of the Holy Land Custody and parish priest in Aleppo (Syria), received the “Jan Karski” award on June 26, 2017.

Despite the war, not a day goes by without Br. Ibrahim Alsabagh going out to ensure that people are helped. That is why he was awarded the “Jan Karski” prize in Cracow (Poland).

This award is given to persons that are outstanding in “humanitarian service.” So, the Franciscan Friar Ibrahim was honored for having given “hope in a hopeless world and for taking hope to a forgotten people.”

Published by “Edizioni Terra Santa” in Milan and translated into several languages, in his book, An Instant Before Dawn. Syria. Chronicles of War and Hope from Aleppo (cf. Fraternitas, April 2017; ACTA Ordinis, # 1/2017, the Franciscan Friar, shares his testimony as an authentic Chronicle, written day by day.

At the reception of the “Karski” prize Br. Ibrahim Alsabagh said that the award was “an encouragement” to continue his mission of bringing “help, consolation and hope to people” who live in a martyred town.

For more information (in Italian): www.terrasanctablog.org