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Old July 22nd, 2010, 12:48 AM   #1
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The Catholic Quarter of Isfahan

As you read here: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ispahan, it seems just about 10,000 Catholic Christians live in Isfahan, but there are almost a large number of historical buildings in this city from about 400 years ago which belong to this people.



































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Old July 22nd, 2010, 02:41 AM   #2
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Indeed. Iran is one of those countries that I really would love to visit.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 03:51 AM   #4
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As they say, Isfahan is half the world.
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Beautiful indeed. Thanks for sharing!
I think it would be fun if I were to visit Iran.
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Nice pictures. I've never thought of Catholics (I'm one myself) as such a visible minority that they have their own neighborhood like we have Chinatowns and Little Italys here in the U.S. Those churches look like they're really old, but very well-preserved.
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They look like small villages, or like xzmattzx said...like chinatowns.
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How are Catholics being treated in Iran?
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I was not aware of this small community of catholics in Isfahan. As catholic myself, I hope this people are doing good in Iran. Beautiful pics although.
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Thanks all!

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As they say, Isfahan is half the world.
That is because the ethnic and architectural diversity of Isfahan, for example in the west of Isfahan there is a region which is called Faridan where people speak in different types of Iranian, Armenian, Turkic, Semitic and Caucasic languages and have different religions, the important thing is that they have their own villages and cities, it is good to watch this documentary film about them: One Land, Five Nations



Some years ago Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, visited this region: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards...age_id=3533455

When Saakashvili arrived in the central town, men began hanting, "gaumarjos, gaumarjos, gaumarjos."
During the brief visit, the delegation distributed Georgian language books to residents. It also became a very emotional meeting for the president.
"I dreamed about coming here and I used to come here in my dreams," Saakashvili told the crowd.
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Really interesting.
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Wow, I've known that Catholics were in Iran for a while, but not actual Roman Catholics. Thanks for the history lesson.

Very beautiful buildings and green spaces. I especially like the murals.
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