The largest Roman Catholic church in the Arabian Gulf will open in Bahrain

The Lady of Arabia Cathedral can seat at least 2,300 people, located in a desert town about 20 km south of the capital Manama.

Manama (Urdu Point News Latest. December 10, 2021) The largest Roman Catholic Church in the Arabian Gulf has opened in Bahrain, the Lady of Arabia Cathedral can accommodate at least 2,300 people Is located in According to Arab media, the modernist church with an octagonal dome, multi-level seating, two chapels and an 800-capacity auditorium is set to become a focal point and architectural landmark for Bahrain’s 80,000 Catholics. Qatar, Bahrain, “It’s a wonderful feeling, we’re thrilled to have such a magnificent and extraordinary building that is so special to the architecture in Bahrain,” said Bishop Paul Hender, who oversees the Catholic Vicaret or jurisdiction in northern Arabia, which covers Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. We are grateful for that.
It is reported that King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain donated 9000 square meters of land 8 years ago and his representative Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa inaugurated the church on Thursday, the Lady of Arabia Named after the patron saint, it can be seen up to a kilometer around and its design is amazing. Collected, the gray walls are made of Petra Serena stone which is made only in Florence, there is a series of images on the walls.
Speaking at the inauguration, the Italian architect of the cathedral, Mattia Del Prete, said: “I feel full of joy and emotion. The most basic aspect of the whole project is the light. The inauguration is a moment of celebration for Bahrain’s Catholics, but also a moment of deep gratitude for its host country, which has long allowed people of other faiths, from Judaism to Hinduism, to worship peacefully. Yes, a Hindu temple was established in Bahrain about 200 years ago when an American mission was allowed to open a church there in the 19th century.
Speaking to The National, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the King Hamad Global Center for Peaceful Extension, said that this was not really an easy question for a ruler who was very conservative, very Muslim, Arab. I’m sure there was a lot of opposition but he overcame it.

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