Bethlehem, Palestine - A Breast Unit in Beit Jala

On December 9, the first facility in Palestine for the treatment of breast cancer was inaugurated near Bethlehem, in the Beit Jala public hospital. This project is being carried out thanks to the collaboration of ELIS, the Campus Bio-Medico University in Rome, and the Italian Agency for Developmental Cooperation, which has already helped many women in the area. The lack of knowledge among the local people about this disease causes fear and a widespread tendency to hide it

The vice-president of the ELIS Center Association in Rome, Daniele Maturo, says that “ELIS was born in the Tiburtino district of Rome, but our mission spurs us to help those outside Italy, all over the world, regardless of the ethnicity, religion or culture of the people in need. As St. Josemaría, who has inspired and continues to inspire our work today, used to say: there is only one race, the race of the children of God.”

Romana, n. 69, July-December 2019, p. 279.

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