St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church, Moroni

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St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church
Église de Sainte Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus
Country Comoros
DenominationRoman Catholic Church

The St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church[1] (French: Église de Sainte Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus)[2] is a religious building affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and located in the city of Moroni,[3] the capital of the archipelago and nation of Comoros in the Indian Ocean.

It is the main church in the Islamic majority island group.[4] The other two Catholic churches are in neighboring Mayotte, which is part of the same archipelago but is an overseas department of France.

The church follows the Roman Catholic or Latin rite and is under the jurisdiction of the Vicariate of the Comoros Islands (Apostolicus Vicariatus Insularum Comorensium or Vicariat apostolique de l'archipel des Comores) which gained its current status under the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI by the bull Divini Salvatoris of 2010.

It is named for St. Therese of the Child Jesus (sœur Thérèse de l’Enfant-Jésus et de la Sainte-Face), a French Discalced Carmelite declared a saint in 1925 and proclaimed Doctor of the Church in 1997 by Pope John Paul II.

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  1. ^ "Église de Sainte Thérèse de l'Enfant Jésus, Moroni, Comoros". Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  2. ^ "Caritas Comoros". Caritas Internationalis (in French). Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  3. ^ "Mgr Charles Mahuza Yava, s.d.s. - Église catholique en France".
  4. ^ Béringer, Hugues. "Le culte catholique en terre d'Islam l'exemple des îles Comores". Outre-mers. 92 (348): 55–64. doi:10.3406/outre.2005.4160.