A new beggining.(Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Doha, Qatar)  

Posted by Heisan

This is a simple ceremony in the desert of Qatar for the laying of the foundation stone of the new church to be constructed in the small State of Qatar. This is officiated by the Vicar Apostolic of Arabia and the recent Bishop of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Doha His Excellency Bishop Paul Hinder with him on the right side is the Cardinal of the Syro-Malabarese Rite Catholic His Eminence Varkey Vithayathil, C.Ss.R. Please pray for the faithful here in Doha, Qatar that we may be a light and a salt to the people here in this part of the world where majority are followers of the Prophet Mohammad. May we be a witness to the Gospel of Christ here in this land. Pray for the new and emerging church in the muslim world.

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2 comments

p4p  

I am very surprised that there is a country in the Middle East that permits the practice of Catholicism.

Most ME countries are Islamic states.Can you post some background re Qatar and when this became an exception-and how this came about?

I am so pleased to see close contact between the Eastern and Latin Church there.That is wonderful!!

Catholic Pillar & Foundation
Hope to see photos of your church when you have them available.
God Bless!
thanks for posting a link to your blog.We wish you the best.

November 16, 2006 at 1:02:00 AM PST

To p4p...
Not only here in Qatar do we have a Catholic church, we have one in Kuwait and in the United Arab Emirates except only in Saudi Arabia where no other religion is allowed there and you will be imprisoned and whip for merely talking about Christianity. Eucharistic Celebration here is in Latin, Syro-Malabar and Maronite Rites respectively. Languages it is celebrated are in Arabic, English, Hindi and Tagalog everyday and especially on Sundays.

November 16, 2006 at 7:14:00 AM PST

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