Second catholic church in Abu Dhabi inaugurated
A second Catholic church in Abu Dhabi was inaugurated on Thursday evening in the presence of Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister for Culture, Youth and Community Development; Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state and Bishop Paul Hinder, the apostolic vicar of Southern Arabia.
The new St Paul church of Roman Catholics is a 4,560 square metres complex built on a land given by the Abu Dhabi Municipality in Musaffah, the industrial area of Abu Dhabi.
In the UAE there are almost 900,000 Catholics and up to 20,000 of them are attending weekly church services in Abu Dhabi, which, until now, was only possible in the capital’s only Catholic church St Joseph’s Cathedral, located in the city centre. Details