Postcard #65

Christmas at the St Anthony of Padua Church, Istanbul, Turkey

St. Anthony of Padua Church, alternatively known as the Sent Antuan Bazilikası or Sant’Antonio di Padova Church, S. Antonio di Padova, St. Antoine, or locally as Sent Antuan, is a basilica and the largest church of the Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul, Turkey.

Along with the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (1846) in the Harbiyedistrict, St. Louis of the French (1581) and Santa Maria Draperis in Beyoğlu, Sts. Peter and Paul (1841) in Galata, Assumption Church in the Moda quarter of Kadıköy, St. Stephen in Yeşilköy and Bakırköy Church in Bakırköy, St. Anthony of Padua is one of the most important Catholic churches in Istanbul, and among them has the largest community following its Masses.