Monday, October 17, 2016

Bahrain: king gives land for Christian church

King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa of Bahrain has donated the land for the construction of a Coptic Orthodox Church, the Fides news service reports.

The church, to be built in the capital city of Manama, will serve the estimated 1,500 Coptic families living in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. 

This will be the 2nd Christian church built in Bahrain. 

In 2013 the king gave land to the Catholic Church for the construction of a cathedral in Awali.

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