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Jaffa - يافا: Chruch of Aqbat

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Posted on July 4, 2007
 
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This Church was built by Count Antoine Talamas for the Maronite community which came to Jaffa with the rich contractor and owner of the street bearing his nqame : Iskandar Awad. He built buildings all along the street. All his workers were maronites from a Beirut suburb. For this donation to the Maronite Community, the Pope of Rome gave him the title of Count.
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This church stands in Saknet el Hreish, facing the 3azar house.