"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church". -St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.

“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The First CHRISTIAN CHURCH in Qatar is a Catholic Church

Catholic Faithful attending Holy Mass in Doha (All photo Source: Daijiworld News)
The Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rosary is a Roman Catholic church in Doha, Qatar, and the first Christian church in Qatar. In a simple function on March 15, 2008, the ₤7.5M saucer-shaped church was opened by Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Energy and Industry, by way of cutting a ribbon in the presence of Archbishop Mounged Al Hachem, Ambassador of Vatican to the Gulf; Bishop Paul Hinder, Apostolic Vicariate of Arabia, Archbishop Giuseppe Andrea, former nuncio of Vatican to the region and several Qatari officials.

The church is on the outskirts of Doha, on land donated by Emir Hamad bin Khalifa. The church aims to be discreet, and has no cross, bell, steeple, or signboard. (Source: Wikipedia)

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