» 03/17/2008, 00.00
15 thousand attend first mass in Doha church
Dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, the building is part of a complex for the use of various Christian denominations. Qatar’s deputy prime minister speaks of “a positive message for the entire world”, the nuncio hopes for the establishing of diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia and Oman.
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The first Catholic Church in Doha in over 14 centuries
Future Parish Priest Fr. Tom Veneration, tells AsiaNews that Qatar’s Catholic community has superseded 100 thousand faithful. They are all foreigners because while the government permits freedom of worship to the Christian confessions it prohibits conversions. The Church will open up at the end of the year, and will be dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary
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