2020 Peacelight from Bethlehem
The 2020 Celebration and distribution of the Peacelight from Bethlehem took place on Saturday, December 5 at 12:00 noon, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in South Jamaica, Queens due to the pandemic and social distancing restrictions, which prevented us from hosting it at our Chapel. You can watch the video of the celebration below. Also, there will be a separate vlog dedicated to the Peacelight published before Christmas.
This year the Peacelight has been lit at the Basilica of the Nativity by 9-year old Maria Khoury, who is a Christian living in Bethlehem. Maria has been familiar with the idea of the Peacelight since she was a small child. Due to COVID-19, no Austrian Boy or Girl Scout was chosen for this prestigious moment.
You can see the video clip of the lighting and delivery to Linz, as reported by the ORF Austrian TV by clicking on the picture below:
UPDATED: November 20, 2020