Saint John the Baptist Church, Acre

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Coordinates: 32°55′N 35°04′E / 32.92°N 35.07°E / 32.92; 35.07

The St. John Baptist Church[1] (Hebrew: כנסיית סן חואן באוטיסטה; Arabic: كنيسة القديس يوحنا, Latin: Ecclesia Sancti Ioannis Baptistae) sometimes simply called Church of St. John,[2] is a Catholic church located in the town of Acre in northern Israel.[3]

Church of St John the Baptist
כנסיית סן חואן באוטיסטה
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Country Israel
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
Number of spires1

It should not be confused with the Franciscan ″Terra Sancta Church″ in the same city. It is very close to the coast, near the lighthouse.[4]

The present church was built by the Franciscans of the Holy Land Custody in 1737,[4] at the site of a former church dedicated to St. Andrew.[citation needed] It works as a parish church for the Catholic community[4] of Latin or Roman rite.[citation needed] It was renovated in 1947.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ «The parish of Saint John the Baptiste in Acre»
  2. ^ Thomas, Amelia; Kohn, Michael (2010-01-01). Israel & the Palestinian Territories. Lonely Planet. ISBN 9781742203515.
  3. ^ DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai. Penguin. 2014-09-01. ISBN 9781465432698.
  4. ^ a b c "Acre". Retrieved 2016-05-18.
view of the church at sunset

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