Istanbul’s Catholic community celebrates Christmas

Worshippers gathered at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Istanbul to offer prayers for the safety of their loved ones.

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

The Church of St. Anthony of Padua is a basilica of the Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul, Turkey.

Updated Dec 26, 2016

Hundreds of Catholics filled Saint Anthony of Padua church in Istanbul late Saturday for midnight mass to celebrate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, 2000 years ago.

TRT World ’s Ali Mustafa reports from Istanbul.