Sunday, April 8, 2012

Catholics in Isfahan (or Lack Thereof)

At one point there was a decent-sized Catholic community in Isfahan, but I could not find any functioning Catholic churches while I was there (though any information about Christians in general was very hard to come by).  In the Armenian Christian neighbourhood of Julfa there is a Catholic Street:

Lo and behold, there was a Catholic church at the end of the street.  Above you can make out the dome.

The entrance (note the male and female door knockers).

Apparently, the church was renovated in 1927.  My husband found the caretaker and was able to get us inside:

The caretaker told us that they are waiting on the Vatican to send an expert to approve and begin a new renovation.

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