Voice Of Europe
Sept 27, 2018
The former Capernaum church has been turned into a mosque, Austrian tabloid Wochenblick reports. The “Al-Nour” mosque was opened at 5 PM this afternoon, converted from the former Hamburg church into a mosque.
The church, which was consecrated in 1961, was re-designed in 2002. A 1.5 million euro renovation overwhelmed the Evangelical Lutheran congregation, thus leaving the building empty for years.
Muslims bought the church from a private investor around 2012 for 1 million euros. The Islamic Al-Nour centre started the conversion of the church into a mosque and its opening was celebrated today.
Several representatives from the Hamburg Senate and the chairman of the Central Council of Muslims, Aiman Mazyek, along with representatives of the Protestant Church are expected.
This article was posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:07 am