Somaliland Embraces the First Catholic Church in 30 Years

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Saturday July 29, 2017 - 22:06:20 in Latest News by Super Admin
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    Somaliland Embraces the First Catholic Church in 30 Years

    HARGEISA (Horn Observer) Somaliland authorities allowed the Catholic Church in HargeIsa to re-open allowing the Christians living in Somaliland to have a place to worship.

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Workers construct the newly Opened church in Somaliland (file photo)
HARGEISA (Horn Observer) Somaliland authorities allowed the Catholic Church in HargeIsa to re-open allowing the Christians living in Somaliland to have a place to worship.

Prof. Vecchione came to Somaliland to volunteer the opening of the Church - a place for the Christians followers to worship -  which was closed for 30 years and she later joined the volunteering the University hospital in HargeIsa, where she holds a decree of Public health.

"I volunteer for the Catholic church and now i volunteer for the hospital as well.” Prof. Mariane Vecchione said speaking at event that honors the volunteers in Hargeisa.

"I have the privilege to be a double volunteer here in Somaliland, originally came as a volunteer for the newly re-opened catholic church” Prof. Mariane Vecchione said, "Now I volunteer at the University hospital, because i have a decree of public health”


"they allowed us to come back to establish a place of worship for the Christians in Somaliland” Vecchione added.

The absence of the Christian people in Somalia during the decades of the conflict created an environment where Christianity does not exist and the re-establishment of the Churches in Somalia gives a wake up call to the youth who either not aware or not know their existence.
 
However,  many analysts worry the involvement of the aid workers in spreading the Christianity could endanger the lives of many innocent humanitarian workers in Somalia, who work in a very hostile environment like areas controlled by the militants.

Somalia had a large Christian community and big Churches located in the major towns of Somalia, but following the anarchy in the country has led the Christians to either flee the country or go underground.

- Horn Observer -


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