St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dubai

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St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dubai is a church founded by Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. In 1966 he donated land to build the church. Rev. Fr. Eusebius Daveri and his team pioneered this project. Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum inaugurated St. Mary’s Catholic Church on 7 April 1967.[1]

Currently in this place there is a new church that has been designed to accommodate more than 1700 worshipers at each service, under the guidance of Rev. Bishop Paul Hinder, Rev. Fr. Daniel Cerofolini OFM. Cap, Fr. Michael Cardoz and their team, who pioneered this project. This church was inaugurated on 3 November 1989.[1] Later the Jebel Ali Church was built to accommodate the newer areas of Dubai.[2] The current Parish priest is Rev. Fr. Tomasito B. Veneracion.

It is currently known as the world's largest parish, claims some sources.

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