Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Christian churches flourishing in United Arab Emirates

From Canada-

On Fridays one can practically walk over car rooftops in the Mushrif neighbourhood as the faithful park wherever they can before rushing to services.

Roman Catholics hurry to mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Metres away, a chorus of voices rises from inside St. Andrew’s as Anglicans begin a hymn. The sound mixes with the chatter of dozens of children waiting in the morning sun for bible lessons to start.

In the midst of the churches is the local mosque, where Muslim men wander up the steps of the pale stone building as they answer the call to prayer.

The Christians praying peacefully among their Muslim neighbours point to a unique phenomenon in the Middle East: in the United Arab Emirates, the number of churches is growing.

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