Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Jul 29, 2013 / 11:02 am
Catholics in the town of Mussafah in the United Arab Emirates have begun construction on a new church dedicated to St. Paul.
Bishop Paul Hinder, O.F.M., the Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia, blessed the church's foundation stone on June 29 in the presence of the local Catholic community, including priests and religious missionaries .
"God dwells in each person ... and with faith and love (is) gathering us together in this new church," Bishop Hinder said.
He said he hoped the love of Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit will enable the "speedy" completion of the church, expected to be finished in two years.
Mussafah is an industrial town southwest of the capital city Abu Dhabi.