Bethlehem University Foundation to Honor Bishop Kicanas and Northwestern Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
7-22-2019
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Bethlehem University Foundation to Honor Bishop Kicanas and Northwestern Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
During the November 14th Awards Reception at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C., the Bethlehem University Foundation will honor the Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas and the Northwestern Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
The Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop Emeritus of Tucson, will be awarded  "The Archbishop Pietro Sambi 'Star of Bethlehem' Award for Services to the Bethlehem University Foundation" in recognition of his support of Bethlehem University and the endowed scholarship in his name. Bishop Kicanas (pictured right) has been an ardent promoter of peaceful coexistence between Muslims, Jews, and Christians in the Holy Land. Bishop Kicanas is an advocate for Bethlehem University. Reflecting on his support of Bethlehem University, Bishop Kicanas commented, "Palestinian students formed at Bethlehem University make a big impact on their society. Whatever we can do to support them in developing their talents and gifts will contribute to the realization of the world of peace and justice that God intends. During my visits to Bethlehem University, I found it a vibrant place, teeming with energy and hope, even in the midst of often very difficult circumstances." For more details on Bishop Kicanas and his ministry of fifty-two years of priesthood and twenty-four years as a bishop, please click here .  
The Northwestern Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem will be presented  "The Pio Cardinal Laghi Founders Award for Outstanding Support to Bethlehem University" for its support of the Foundation, especially of the Sir John McGuckin Mentoring and Internship Program.
 
The McGuckin Internship Program annually brings top students from Bethlehem University to the United States and elsewhere for summer internships. The program is named in honor of the former Lieutenant of the Northwestern Lieutenancy (pictured above), who mentored young people in their lives and careers. The program continues his legacy of supporting youth, especially in the Holy Land, via professional mentoring. The program offers an opportunity for the interns to gain career-focused and cultural experiences, which they bring back to the Holy Land. While abroad, the interns tell their stories and the story of Bethlehem University to an international audience. Through the generosity of the Northwestern Lieutenancy, the Bethlehem University Foundation recently established the Sir John McGuckin Mentoring and Internship Program Endowed Fund, which creates a perpetual future for the program.
To learn more or to register for the reception honoring Bishop Kicanas and the Northwestern Lieutenancy, please click here .
About Bethlehem University:
Jointly founded by the Vatican and the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Bethlehem University annually enrolls more than 3,200 students in bachelor, master, and professional diploma programs. A Catholic co-educational institution, the University is the only Catholic/Christian university in the Holy Land. The University's mission is to provide quality higher education to the people of the Holy Land and to serve them in its role as a center for the advancement, sharing, and use of knowledge.

About Bethlehem University Foundation:
The Bethlehem University Foundation is the U.S. registered not-for-profit organization entrusted with the sole mission of supporting and promoting Bethlehem University. The Foundation is a means for United States citizens to make a tax deductible donation in support of Bethlehem University.

To learn more about the Foundation, visit  www.bufusa.org   
or like the Foundation's Facebook page " Bethlehem University Foundation "