World, Middle East

1st Mass held in Gulf's largest cathedral in Bahrain

There are 80,000 Catholic Christians in Bahrain, mainly from India, the Philippines

Ayman Yaqoub   | 12.12.2021
1st Mass held in Gulf's largest cathedral in Bahrain People attend the first mass at the Our Lady of Arabia cathedral in Manama, Bahrain on December 11, 2021. ( Ayman Yaqoob - Anadolu Agency )

MANAMA, Bahrain

Bahrain’s largest Roman Catholic church held the first Mass on Sunday.

Father Saji Thomas led the Mass in “Our Lady of Arabia" church, which is located 20 kilometers south of the capital, Manama.

The church, the largest in the Arab Gulf region, was opened on Thursday at a cost of over $10 million.

According to the state news agency, the cathedral can seat up to 2,300 people and will serve the 80,000 Catholic Christians in Bahrain, who are mainly workers from India and the Philippines.

The Gulf's first Roman Catholic church, "The Sacred Heart Church", was opened in Manama in 1939.

*Writing by Ahmed Asmar in Ankara

Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.
Related topics
Bu haberi paylaşın