Bishop Attallah Hanna Visits Campus and Meets with Dr. Khalil Hindi - News
The Archbishop of the
Sebastian Roman Orthodox Church, Dr. Attallah Hanna, visited Birzeit University on 12 September 2011. University President
Dr. Khalil Hindi and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Adnan Yahya
received the honorable Bishop.
Bishop Hanna is a distinguished Palestinian patriarch
and nationalist who is highly respected and valued throughout the region. He was
welcomed by Dr. Hindi, who expressed his pleasure at the bishop’s visit.
The Bishop complimented the academic, educational,
and national roles that Birzeit plays in educating generations and providing them
with essential skills to enable them to help their people and community. He then
thanked the university for its continuous efforts in improving academia.
Bishop Hanna also condemned the brutal attack on the
university that occurred several days ago by a group of extremist settlers who
wrote racist graffiti and religious symbols on the walls of the university. He
stated: “The act is condemned because it carries racism and hatred against
Arabs, Palestinians, and against a long-standing academic institution of which
we are all proud-Birzeit University.”