Bahrain’s largest Roman Catholic Church holds first Mass on Sunday

Roman Catholic Church in Bahrain held Sunday the first mass in the Gulf country, few days after inauguration of largest cathedral in the region.
Father Saji Thomas led the Mass in “Our Lady of Arabia” church, which is located 20 kilometers south of the capital, Manama, Anadolu news agency reports.
The church, the largest in the Arab Gulf region, was opened on Thursday at a cost of over $10 million.
The cathedral can reportedly 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.

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