An opening ceremony of the new Catholic church will take place in Azerbaijan in February next year, the Superior of the Roman Catholic Community in Azerbaijan, Yan Chapla exclusively informed Trend.
According to him, the construction of the church has been completed and presently works are being carried out over its registration, icons and various religious belongings are acquired. We plan to invite the senior officials of the Azerbaijani Government, representatives of the religious organizations and communities to the opening ceremony, Yan stressed, adding that Vatican will be represented in the ceremony by State Secretary or Cardinal Dias. The church has been constructed in Nobel avenue and financed by the Roman Catholic Church. According to Yan, presently the Azerbaijani Catholic Community brings together nearly 200 people and the same number of foreigners is parishioners of the Church.