Catholic Church to open in Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan - The foundation-laying of a Catholic church is due early in September. The church will be earmarked for 200 visitors.

The project will be financed on account of the personal funds of the late Pope John Paul II raised from the sale of his books, as well as donations from abroad.

The official cornerstone-laying ceremony is to be attended by a delegation headed by a high-ranking Vatican representative, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe.

The Cardinal also plans to visit a shelter for the homeless.