World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rosary (Doha)

Article Id: WHEBN0021657249
Reproduction Date:

Title: Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rosary (Doha)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Doha, Qatar
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rosary (Doha)

Rosary Church, Doha
Catholic Church of our Lady of the Rosary
Location Abu Hamour,[1] Doha
Country Qatar
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website http://www.rosarychurchqatar.com/
History
Consecrated 15 March 2008[2]
Specifications
Capacity 2 700[3]
Administration
Division Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia
Clergy
Priest in charge Fr. Selvaraj Arockiam OFM Cap
Church facade

The Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rosary (Arabic: كنيسة سيدة الوردية‎) is a Roman Catholic church in Doha, Qatar. It is located, along with churches of other Christian denominations, at the Religious Complex in Abu Hamour.[1] It is the first church built in the country since the Muslim conquests in the 7th century.[4][5]

The church was constructed at a cost of around $20 million on land donated by the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.[3] Due to the laws in Islamic Qatar, the church displays no Christian symbols like crosses, bells, or a steeple on its exterior.[6]

The church was dedicated on 14 March 2008, by Cardinal Ivan Dias in a ceremony attended by Qatari Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah; Archbishop Mounged Al Hachem, the ambassador of the Holy See to the Gulf; Bishop Paul Hinder, Apostolic Vicariate of Arabia; Archbishop Giuseppe Andrea, former nuncio of the Holy See to the region; and several Qatari officials.[2][7]

The church is part of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia and serves around 200,000 Catholics in Qatar,[1] most of them migrant workers from the Philippines, India, South America, Africa, Lebanon and Europe.[1][8][9]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Ramesh Mathew (22 February 2014). "Prince Charles visits churches in Abu Hamour".  
  2. ^ a b  
  3. ^ a b Khatri, Shabina S. (2008-06-20). "Qatar opens first church, quietly". Al Jazeera English. 
  4. ^  
  5. ^ Murphy, Caryle (2009-02-09). "For the first time, Christians in Qatar worship in church".  
  6. ^ Verma, Sonia (14 March 2008). "First Catholic Church Opens in Qatar, Sparking Fear of Backlash Against Christians". Fox News. 
  7. ^ "First Catholic Church in Arabic country to be dedicated to Mary".  
  8. ^ "Re-Organisation of the Vicariates of the Arabian Peninsula".  
  9. ^ "First church in Qatar has low profile".  

Further reading

External links

  • Official website
  • Catholic Blog, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Doha, Qatar

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.