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Ongoing construction work on St. Charbel Maronite Church in Doha, Qatar, in April 2024.

Qatar’s St. Charbel Maronite Church prepares to welcome worshippers

May 10, 2024

By Georgena Habbaba

Once completed, St. Charbel will be Qatar’s largest Catholic church and the second Catholic church in the country. Read more

Father Charbel Mhanna offers Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary in Doha, Qatar.

What it is like to be a Catholic priest in Qatar

Nov 29, 2022

By Courtney Mares, Elias Turk

When Father Charbel Mhanna needs to acquire altar wine for Mass, he must use a special card issued by the... Read more

Pope Francis holds a soccer ball in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Aug. 26, 2015. L'Osservatore Romano.

Pope Francis gives a shoutout to 2022 FIFA World Cup 

Nov 23, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis gave a shoutout to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar at the end of his weekly audience... Read more

Bishop Stefan Oster

Ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup, bishop calls for ‘critical look’ at situation of Christians in Qatar

Nov 17, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The “sports bishop” of the German Bishops’ Conference on Thursday called for a critical look at conditions in the competition’s... Read more


Soccer manager turned priest shares message of peace ahead of World Cup playoffs

Oct 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father David Jasso appealed to players and fans to remember “that sports and soccer are also a gift from God.” Read more