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Cash boost for cathedral that will serve Saudi Arabia

27 March 2014 | by Liz Dodd | Comments: 0

Bahrain

A Catholic charity has given an “exceptional” £400,000 towards the construction of Bahrain’s first Catholic cathedral, which will also serve Catholics in neighbouring Saudi Arabia, where church-building is outlawed.Aid to the Church in Need International (ACN) said the 2,500-seat building “will not only be a major centre for Catholics from all over Bahrain but also for Catholics from the neighbouring countries of the region, above all from nearby Saudi Arabia, where it is impossible to build any Christian churches”.The cathedral will be built on land that has been given to the country’s Christian minority by Bahraini King Isa Al Khalifah. Construction is due to start in October on the site in Awali, to the south of the capital, Manama City. The to ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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