Father Charles Galichet, Abbot of the Benedictine abbey of Abu Gosh, left us on July 6, after a courageous fight against the disease. Among his many gifts, Father Abbé Charles had the gift of friendship. It is a gift that he continued to practice as long as his strength permitted. Under his leadership, Abu Gosh Abbey has become a place where many members of the École biblique, students and teachers alike, love to visit, to rest, to taste the beauty of the liturgy, to meditate on the mysterious bond that unites Christians with the people of Israel.
We join in the grief and the prayer of the community of brothers and sisters of Abu Gosh and express our friendship to them.