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St. Esprit Cathedral, Istanbul

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  • May 26, 2017
    It is a Catholic Church in Istanbul. It was a cathedral, it, very gorgeous and dignified Church. But larger scale as Istiklal Street Saint Antoine Church. Small entrance is a little confusing! Let's push the doors are closed, open, so.
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  • May 19, 2017
    Beautiful nineteenth-century neo-baroque Church. A good size and very welcoming. Mass is celebrated in French and Turkish. Not easy to find. You have to go up to about half a kilometer from the Cumhuriyet Caddesi, Taksim, and standing on the left. At one point we see a long grey building (school Notre Dame de Sion), whose first door leads to a small clearing on which stands the Cathedral.
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  • August 10, 2016
    This cathedral is tucked away neatly with an off-street courtyard. Though it is a little bland on the outside, the inside is beautifully decorated with colourful motifs. If you have time, or are inter...  more »
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  • The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit is the home of the Bishop of Istanbul and its priests and nuns are all wonderful people--smart, humble, understanding, caring, and kind. They are Silesians of Don Bosco, a world-famous Catholic religious order known for their vocation to help youth and build top-tier schools. This Church does lots of work to help refugees in Istanbul and provide schooling and after school activities for refugee youth, regardless of their faith background. A great way to help refugees is by getting involved with this Parish. English Mass is every Sunday at 10:00am, and the cathedral is always full because the priest is so funny and wise. There are many churches in Istanbul, but the interior of this Church is among the most beautiful and should be seen by everyone interested. All of good will are welcome. The entrance from the west side of Cumhuriyet Caddesi is a small, white metal double door, and the courtyard with the church building is inside there. God bless!
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