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Lebanon: Father Toufic Bou Hadir has left us

Fr. Toufic Bou Hadir during a visit to ACN headquarters on October 9, 2013.
Died at the age of 52 years, October 18, 2021.

It is with great sadness that Aid to the Church in Need would like to inform you of the great loss of a longstanding and loyal project partner. Father Toufic Bou Hadir has left us. Overnight he returned to the Eternal Father. He died of a heart attack at the young age of 52. One could almost think: The current situation in his country, broke his heart.

Msgr. Toufic, President of the Maronite Patriarchate’s Youth Department, responsible for YOUCAT and member of the Patriarch Office in Lebanon, supported ACN with the translation of YOUCAT into Arabic. He was a person with great initiative and big commitment, a “bastion” for the work with the youth in Lebanon.

Many ACN staff knew Father Hadir personally. On visits to Lebanon, he is said to have always been a guardian angel for our staff. ACN lost a project partner, as well as a good friend. May he rest in peace. May his country, Lebanon, also find peace.  

Father Hadir (left) with youth and visiting ACN staff

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